Camille Lefèvre

Camille Lefèvre

Camille Lefèvre (1853-1933) was a French sculptor.


Born in Issy-les-Moulineaux, in 1870 Lefèvre became a pupil of Jules Cavelier at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris. In 1878, he won the second Prix de Rome in sculpture. In 1893 he exhibited at the Chicago World Fair . In 1900 he became a member of the New Society of Painters and Sculptors in 1901 and is made a Knight of the Legion of Honour. From 1903 to 1906 he was professor at the National School of Decorative Arts.

Throughout his career, Lefevre remained concerned with social issues, participating in charitable works and maintaining relations with the middle left-liberal among artists as Eugène Carrière and journalist Jules Lermna.

Among his students was the American sculptor Frederick Ruckstull. At his death, his collections and his studio was bequeathed to the museum of art and history of Belfort. Other works are kept at the Musée d'Orsay and in provincial museums.



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