Louis-Léon Cugnot

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Monument to Jacques Léon Clément-Thomas and Claude Lacombe, Père Lachaise Cemetery, Paris
allegorical figures of Paving and Gas, foyer of the Palais Garnier, Paris

Louis-Léon Cugnot (Paris 1835–1894) was a French sculptor.

Life[edit]

Cugnot was born in Paris, son of the sculptor Etienne Cugnot. He entered the École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts in the 1850s under teachers Francisque Joseph Duret and Georges Diebolt.[1] Cugnot took the Prix de Rome in 1859 along with co-winner Alexandre Falguière, and was a pensioner of the Villa Medici in Rome from 1860 to 1863.

In 1874 he was made a Knight of the Legion of Honor.[2]

Work[edit]

Cugnot's work includes:

References[edit]

  1. ^ Magazine of Art, Volume 17, edited by Marion Harry Spielmann, September 1894, p. 48.
  2. ^ Clara Erskine Clement Waters and Laurence Hutton, Artists of the nineteenth century and their works: A handbook ..., Volumes 1-2, 1889, p. 176.
  3. ^ La Commune de Paris, révolution sans images?: politique et représentations ...by Bertrand Tillier, page 417
  4. ^ Magazine of Art, Volume 17, edited by Marion Harry Spielmann, September 1894, p. 48.
  5. ^ http://www.appl-lachaise.net/appl/article.php3?id_article=2569