|SCULPTOR, MINIATURIST (FRANCE)|
BORN 15 Feb 1855, Lyon - DIED 1 Jul 1894, Paris|
GRAVE LOCATION Paris: Père Lachaise, Rue du Repos 16 (division 12, ligne 01, 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".
made a sculpture of Gambetta, Léon
Culbertson, Judi & Tom Randall, Permanent Parisians, Robson Books, London, 1991
Les Peintres de l'âme, Snoeck-Ducaju, Gent, 1999