Emmanuel Fremiét

1824 - 1910
Origin: France
Born: December 6, 1824, Paris, France
Died: September 10, 1910, Paris France

Emmanuel Fremiét began his study of art at an early age, encouraged by several of his artistic family members. Both his mother and cousin Sophie were artists who helped him realize his talent, and his uncle, the famous sculptor Francois Rude, had an enormous influence. By 1838, Fremiét was taking evening classes at the Petit Ecole in Paris, and by the age of seventeen, he had gone from being painter Jacques-Christophe Werner's apprentice to assuming the role of that master's head lithographer. All the while Fremiét continued to study sculpture and modeling with Rude until Cousin Sophie convinced the sculptor to officially take Fremiét as his pupil in 1842. By 1843, Fremiét had been accepted to the Paris Salon for his submission of a plaster statuette of a gazelle.

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A Centaur and Bear
1873, Bronze
Emmanuel Fremiét
France, 1824 - 1910