Carriès, Jean-Joseph

SCULPTOR, MINIATURIST (FRANCE)
BORN 15 Feb 1855, Lyon - DIED 1 Jul 1894, Paris
GRAVE LOCATION Paris: Père Lachaise, Rue du Repos 16 (division 12, 1ere ligne, AA)

Carriès became an orphan when he was six years old and was raised in a religious institution. Soon he discovered gothic art in the museums and churches he visited with his friend Alexandre Pézieux. In 1874 he entered the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris in the studio of Auguste Dumont. In 1875 he first exhibited at the Salon.

His work at the Salon du Champ-de-Mars in 1892 was much admired and it was bought by the state and by the museum of Hamburg. In the same year he received the Légion d'Honneur. He died before he was able to complete his important work "La Porte de Parsifal".

Related persons
• made a sculpture of Gambetta, Léon

Sources
• Culbertson, Judi & Tom Randall, Permanent Parisians, Robson Books, London, 1991
Les Peintres de l'âme, Snoeck-Ducaju, Gent, 1999

Images

The grave of Jean-Joseph Carriès at Père Lachaise, Paris.
Picture by Androom (19 Nov 2006)

 

'Masque grotesque pour 'La Porte de Parsifal''.
   (c1891, [private collection, Paris])
 


Carstens, Asmus Jakob

Published: 1 Jan 2006
Last update: 21 May 2010