Gustave Michel

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Gustave Michel

Gustave Frédéric Michel (1851–1924) was a French sculptor, and medallist,[1][2] according to Marina Warner "one of the most famous sculptors of the first decades of this (twentieth) century in France," although virtually unknown today.

Works[edit]

Pont de Bir-Hakeim group
Ruhr Occupation, French Art Medal 1924 by Michel. Obverse: Female r. playing a natural trumpet.
Ruhr Occupation, French Art Medal 1924 by Michel. Reverse: The devil riding on a unicycle l., and playing a French horn.
  • Monument commemorating the French Revolution, Châtellerault (Vienna), 1890
  • two figural groups on the supports of Pont de Bir-Hakeim in Paris, circa 1900
  • Monument to Jules Ferry and Autumn, the Jardin des Tuileries in Paris, 1910
  • 1924 Medal Occupation of the Ruhr.

References[edit]

  1. ^ L. Forrer, Michel, Gustave (1909). Biographical Dictionary of Medallists. Volume 4. London: Spink & Son Ltd. p. 66. 
  2. ^ L. Forrer, Michel, Gustave (1930). Biographical Dictionary of Medallists. Volume 8. London: Spink & Son Ltd. p. 58. 
  • Monuments and Maidens: the Allegory of the Female Form, Marina Warner, Vintage, 1996

External links[edit]

  • Gustave Michel in American public collections on the French Sculpture Census website