(1855 - 1933) French sculptor,
student of Rodin and famous for his stylized animal figures.
born in Saulieu in French Burgundy as the son of a carpenter. At his fifteenth
he takes service with a stonemason in Dijon where he learns the principles of
sculpting and attends evening classes at l’Ecole des Beaux Arts. Five years
later he goes to Paris where he also works for a stonemason in Montparnasse
during the daytime and attends evening classes at l’Ecole Nationale des Arts