Sicard, Nicolas

BORN 9 Jan 1846, Lyon - DIED 1 Jan 1920, Lyon
GRAVE LOCATION Lyon: Cimetière de Loyasse, 43, rue du Cardinal-Gerlier

Nicolas Sicard studied at the École des Beaux-Arts in Lyons under Vibert and Danguin. In 1869 he sent his first painting to the Salon in Paris. During the Franco-Prussian War of 1870-1871 he participated in the defense of Paris. He exhibited again in Paris in 1872 and in Lyon. The banker and collector Bernard Aynard bought several of his works.

After his father died he settled in the 5th arrondisement of Lyon, where he lived for the rest of his life. In 1882 he married Caroline Garbit and they hd seven children. In 1894 he was appointed Director of Fine Arts of Lyon and in that position he directed the École des beaux-arts de Lyon until 1918. In 1900 he became Chevalier of the Légion d'honneur. Apart from military subjects he depicted many scenes of life in Lyon and the Musée des Beaux-Arts has his work in its collection. The préfecture du Rhône was decorated with his paintings. A street was named after him in Lyon.

Work: "L’Entrée du pont de la Guillotière à Lyon" (1879, Musée des Beaux-Arts, Lyons).


The grave of Nicolas Sicard at the Loyasse Cimetière, Lyon.
Picture by Androom (03 Dec 2007)


Nicolas Sicard — Wikipédia

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Published: 13 Jul 2008
Last update: 28 Nov 2021