Bouré, Félix

SCULPTOR (BELGIUM)
BORN 8 Jul 1831, Brussel - DIED 8 Apr 1883, Brussel: Ixelles
REAL NAME Bouré, Antoine Félix
GRAVE LOCATION Brussel: Ixelles Cimetière (Avenue 3, côté gauche)

Félix Bouré was educated as a sculptor by Guillaume Geefs and Eugène Simonis. Like his older brother Paul he continued his studies in Florence, where he attended the Academy of Fine Arts. When he was seventeen, Paul died, aged 25.

His work was exhibited in Brussels at the Musée Bovie. In 1868 he was among the founders of the Société Libre des Beaux-Arts. He was a friend of Rodin, who worked on several projects in Brussels in the 1870s.

He was best known for his large lions. The best known is the one at the Gileppe Dam in the province of Liège. He was awarded the Order of Leopold. In 1883 he died in Ixelles, aged only 51.

Related persons
• is brother/sister of Bouré, Paul
• was a friend of Rodin, Auguste

Images

The grave of Félix and Paul Boure at the Ixelles Cimetière, Brussels.
Picture by Androom (28 Apr 2007)

 

Sources
Cimitière d'Ixelles, Cercle D'Histoire Locale D'Ixelles, 1990
Antoine-Félix Bouré - Wikipedia


Bouré, Paul

Published: 27 Sep 2020
Last update: 27 Sep 2020