Henri Émile Allouard was French sculptor and artist born in Paris on July 11 1844. He attended Stanislas College in Paris and was a pupil of Alexandre Schoenewerk (1820-1885) and Eugène-Louis Lequesne (1815-1887). Allouard started exhibiting regularly at the Paris Salon from 1865. He also exhibited at the Universal Exhibition in 1889 where he won a silver medal and the 1900 where he won gold. Around 1889, he joined the Salon’s selection committee for sculpture and decorative arts. In 1894, He became a member of the Society of Friends of Parisian Monuments and later taught art at the Vavin Street School located near his studio.
Allouard produced a number of busts and figures of well-known figures including Francois Barrier, Cardinal Richelieu and Joan of Arc. He was commissioned to work on a number of monuments and murals which can still be seen today. He died on August 11 1929 and is buried in Paris at the Père-Lachaise cemetery.
Examples of his work can be found at the Bordeaux Museum, Musée d’Orsay and his monuments and murals can be found at Boulogne-sur-Mer, Chartres, Nantes and in Paris at the City Hall, Place du Pantheon, Odeon Theatre and Opéra Garnier .
|Height||35 inches (89cm)|
|Width||12 inches (31cm)|
|Depth||18.5 inches (47cm)|