René Baudichon

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René Baudichon (1878–1963) was a French sculptor and medallist.[1] The artist was born in Tours, France, studied at the École des Beaux-Arts in his native town, and graduated from the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris.

He is known for his fine art medals, which are considered a form of exonumia. These include a medal commemorating the sinking of the RMS Lusitania. He also created in 1922 an award-winning hood ornament in the form of a caricature lion for the automobile company Peugeot.[2][3]

Peugeot Type 175 04

References[edit]

  1. ^ Naissance 1878, Tours, Indre-et-Loire (37), Décès 1963, Paris, Paris (75), France. "René Baudichon" (in French). Paris: Musée d'Orsay. Retrieved 27 October 2015. 
  2. ^ L. Forrer, Baudichon, René (1904). Biographical Dictionary of Medallists. Volume I. London: Spink & Son Ltd. pp. 135–136. 
  3. ^ L. Forrer, Baudichon, René (1923). Biographical Dictionary of Medallists. Volume VII. London: Spink & Son Ltd. p. 55. 

External links[edit]

  • René Baudichon in American public collections, on the French Sculpture Census website Edit this at Wikidata