BORN 25 Mar 1825, Lyon - DIED 26 Sep 1887, Orsay, Essone|
GRAVE LOCATION Paris: Cimetière du Montparnasse, 3 Boulevard Edgar Quinet (division 26)
James Bertrand studied under Étienne Rey and Jean-Claude Bonnefond at the École des Beaux-Arts in Lyon from 1840 to 1843. Alphonse Périn advised him to move to Paris, where he studied at the École des Beaux-Arts. He first exhibited at the Salon in 1857.
For eleven years he worked with Périn and Victor Orsel on decorations for the the chapel of the Eucharist in the Church of Notre Dame de Lorette in Paris. From 1857 to 1862 he lived in Italy. After his return he befriended Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux, Alexandre Falguière and Auguste Clésinger. His works like "Death of Sappho" (1867) and "Death of Ophelia" (1872) were best known through engravings.
was pupil to Bonnefond, Jean-Claude
was a friend of Clésinger, Auguste
was influenced by Cornelius, Peter von
Beyern, Bertrand, Guide des Cimetières en France, Le Cherche Midi Éditeur, Paris, 1994
Winkler Prins Encyclopedie (editie 1909), 1909