Gaudensi Allar

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Gaudensi Allar
Gaudensi Allar.jpg
Bust sculpted by his brother André-Joseph Allar
Born February 17, 1841
Died August 22, 1904
Nationality French
Occupation Architect
Relatives André-Joseph Allar (brother)

Gaudensi Allar (1841–1904) was a French architect.

Early life[edit]

Gaudensi Allar was born on February 17, 1841. His brother was sculptor André-Joseph Allar (1845-1926). In 1854, he served aboard a ship in the Crimean War.[1]

Career[edit]

His first architectural work was the Ecole Rouvière, a primary school located at 83 Boulevard Redon in Marseille; his brother sculpted the facade.[2]

In 1889, he was commissioned by Nicolas Chave, son of André Chave (1799-1868), to design a private residence on the corner of the Boulevard Chave and the Place Jean Jaurès in Marseille; his brother was asked to sculpt a bust of André Chave on the corner as well.[3]

In 1893-1894, he restored the Église Dormition de la Mère de Dieu, a Greek Orthodox church located at 23 Rue de la Grande Armée in the 1st arrondissement of Marseille.[4]

He also designed a building located at 15 rue Honnorat in Marseille, known as the Foyer social Honnorat or the Fondation Massabo-Zafiropulo.[5]

Personal life[edit]

He died on August 22, 1904.

Legacy[edit]

His bust, sculpted by his brother, is displayed in the Art Museum of Toulon in Toulon.

Biography[edit]

  • Gaudensi Allar, Quelques elements d'hygiene appliques a l'habitation moderne (Samat & Company, 1903).[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Laurent Noet, Vie et œuvre du sculpteur André Allar, 1845-1926: catalogue raisonné, Mare & Martin, 2008, p. 68 [1]
  2. ^ Laurent Noet, Vie et œuvre du sculpteur André Allar, 1845-1926: catalogue raisonné, Mare & Martin, 2008, p. 28 [2]
  3. ^ Pierre Guiral, Félix Reynaud, Les Marseillais dans l'histoire, Privat, 1988, p. 83 [3]
  4. ^ Corinne Bonnet, Cabanel P, Michel Bruneau, Dominique Jarrassé, Sarah Mekdjian, Dieux-valises, Presses Universitaire du Mirail, 2008, p. 109 [4]
  5. ^ French Ministry of Culture
  6. ^ Google Books