Dubois, Paul

SCULPTOR (FRANCE)
BORN 18 Jul 1829, Nogent-sur-Seine - DIED 23 May 1905, Paris
GRAVE LOCATION Paris: Père Lachaise, Rue du Repos 16 (division 09, 1e ligne, AR, 18)

Paul Dubois studied law and art. After his studies at the École des Beaux-Arts he went to Rome and in 1860 he first contributed to the Saon in Paris. His statue of the Infant St John was bought by the Musée de Luxembourg and "The Virgin and Child" was exhibited at the Exposition Universelle in France in 1867. In 1873 he became the keeper of the Musée de Luxembourg and succeeded Perraud at the Académie des Beaux-Arts in 1878.

He is best known for the tomb of General Lamoricière in Nantes Cathedral and the statue of Joan of Arc in Rheims. Among the people he portrayed were J.J. Henner, L. Bonnat, L. Pasteur, P. Bauldry, and C. Gounod.

Related persons
• made a sculpture of Gounod, Charles François
• made a sculpture of Henner, Jean-Jacques

Sources
Winkler Prins Encyclopedie (editie 1909), 1909
• Le Clère, Marcel, Cimetières & Sepultures de Paris, Hachette, Paris, 1978
Paul Dubois - Wikipedia

Images

The grave of Paul Dubois at Père Lachaise, Paris.
Picture by Androom (19 Nov 2006)

 


Dubuffet, Jean

Published: 30 Dec 2007
Last update: 18 Oct 2014