Artist Birthdays September 24 – ANTOINE-LOUIS BARYE

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ANTOINE-LOUIS BARYE (Sept. 24, 1796 – June 25, 1875)

  • Nationality: French
  • Field: Painting, sculpture, printmaking
  • Art Movement: Romanticism
  • ARTiFact: Known as the father of animalier (sculpture of animals), his talent for rendering dynamic tension and exact anatomical detail was responsible for making the small animal bronze a recognized genre.
  • Artist Quote: “I wish I could put a twist in a tiger’s tail like that man.” ~Eugène Delacroix on Barye
  • Notable Artwork (shown below): Lion and Serpent, 1932.

Antoine-Louis Barye. Lion and Serpent. 1932. © Musée du Louvre/P. Philibert.

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