Antoine Bourdelle /   Émile Antoine Bordelles

France 1861 - 1929

Sculpture

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Antoine Bourdelle
Émile Antoine Bordelles
Male
France
1861
May 1, 2013
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Antoine Bordelle was born at Montauban, Tarn-et-Garonne. He left school at the age of 13 to work as a wood carver in his father’s cabinet making shop. He learned drawing with the founder of the Ingres Museum in Montauban, then sculpture at the art school in Toulouse. At the age of 24 he won a scholarship to the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris, worked briefly in the atelier of Alexandre Falguière, and frequented the studio of Jules Dalou, who was his neighbor.

Featured image: Emile Antoine Bordelle – The Great Warrior of Montauban – image courtesy of Washington DC