Pierre Roche (Paris, 2 August 1855 - Paris, 18 January 1922), pseudonym of Pierre Henry Ferdinand Massignon, was a French sculptor, painter, ceramist and medallist. He was the father to Louis Massignon.
In 1888 Roche tried sculpture to compete for a monument to Georges Danton, leading to encouragement by sculptor and teacher Jules Dalou. He went on to produce a number of commissioned works, like the fountain April (1906) in the Musée Galliera gardens, and L'Effort (c.1898) in the Jardin du Luxembourg.
- Other title : Hercules Diverting the River Alpheus
- Note about this artwork, Musée d'Orsay
- Léandre Vaillat, Pierre Roche, 1855-1922, J. Charpentier, 1923.
- Answers.com entry
- Insecula images
- Artcyclopedia entry
- Pierre Roche in American public collections, on the French Sculpture Census website