RAOUL EUGENE LAMOURDEDIEU
French sculptor, Lamourdedieu was active in the late 19th Century and the first half of the 20th Century.
He studied at the Ecole de Beaux-Arts in Paris and in the studios of the sculptors Alexandre Falguiere and Alexandre Charpentier. His ealiest inspirations were the works of Auguste Rodin and later by the styles of Antoine Bourdelle and Aristide Maillol.
In 1900 he was selected to produce sculptures for the Grand Palais in Paris. He participated in the Salons of the Societe Nationale des Beaux-Arts and also the Salons d’Automne through the late 1920s. In 1930 he became professor at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts.
Lamourdedieu’s works are in the Museum of Modern Art of the City of Paris, Museum of Art and Archeology of Perigord in Perigueux, the Museum of Fine Arts in the city of Agen, France.
He worked in a variety of sculptural media: Medals – Jeanne d’Arc in Orleans, The Rhine French medal commemorating the First World War (1918), The Joy of Living, Force, Medal in honor of aviator Alberto Santos-Dumont. Bronze – Viviane and Merlin (1925), Girl in Shawl (1937); and monumental – Fontaine Love, Memorial Soissons, fountain in the gardens of the Petit Palais.