BORN 12 Feb 1756, Lyon - DIED 20 Jun 1813, Lyon|
GRAVE LOCATION Lyon: Cimetière de Loyasse, 43, rue du Cardinal-Gerlier (Allee 1, on the right)
Joseph Chinard was educated as a painter in Lyons at the École Royale de Dessin before he started working with a local sculptor. A patron enabled him to visit Rome, where he lived from 1784 to 1787. There he won a prize from the Accademia di San Luca.
In 1800 a bust of Madame de Verninac was shown at the Salon. He didn't visit Paris often, but on one occasion he made a bust of Madame Récamier (now at the Getty Museum in Los Angeles). Usually he divided his time between Lyons and Italy. During the French Revolution many of his works were destroyed.
After he died in 1813 he was buried at his property Le Greillon. In 1839 his remains were moved to a mausoleum at the Loyasse cemetery in Lyons. A self portrait in marble was placed there. In 1909 this was moved to Paris to be part of an exhibition, but his heirs sold it afterwards instead of placing it back into the mausoleum.
made a sculpture of Récamier, Juliette
Hours, Henri, Maryannick Lavigne-Louis, Marie-Madeleine Vallette-D'Osia, Lyon - La Cimetière de Loyasse, Conseil Général du Rhône, Lyon, 1996
Joseph Chinard - Wikipedia