Carrier-Belleuse, Albert-Ernest

BORN 12 Jun 1824, Anizy-le-Château, Aisne - DIED 3 Jul 1887, Sèvres, Hauts-de-Seine
BIRTH NAME Belleuse, Albert-Ernest Carrier de
GRAVE LOCATION Saint-Germain-en-Laye, Yvelines: Vieux Cimetière (Carré G)

Carrier-Belleuse was apprenticed to a goldsmith before he became a pupil of David d'Angers. For a short time he studied at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris. He worked for Minton in England between 1850 and 1855. In 1862 he was a founding member of the Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts. Between 1864 and 1870 Auguste Rodin was his assistant. In 1871 he created sculptures for the stock exchange in Brussels.

He was well known for his terra cotta pieces, among them "The Abduction of Hippodameia" (c.1877). He was an officer of the an officer of the Légion d'honneur. His sons Louis-Robert Carrier-Belleuse and Pierre Carrier-Belleuse were both painters. After his death in 1887 Rodin created his grave monument.

Related persons
• used as a model Bellanger, Marguerite
• made a sculpture of Masséna, André, duc de Rivoli, prince d'Essling
• has grave monument designed by Rodin, Auguste


The grave of Albert-Ernest Carrier-Beleuse at the Vieux Cimetière, Saint-Germain-en-Laye.
Picture by Androom (18 Nov 2006)



Carrière, Eugène

Published: 27 Jul 2019
Last update: 02 Apr 2023