Moreau-Vauthier, Paul

BORN 26 Nov 1871, Paris, 6e - DIED 2 Feb 1936, Poitiers, Vienne
BIRTH NAME Moreau-Vauthier, Gabriel Jean Pierre
GRAVE LOCATION Paris: Père Lachaise, Rue du Repos 16 (division 14, ligne 01, au rond point (M: W24))

Paul Moreau-Vauthier was the son of the sculptor Augustin Jean Moreau-Vauthier. He first attracted attention with his "La Parisienne" that was exhibited at the Exposition Universelle in Paris in 1900. In 1914 he created the "Monument à Boucicaut" for the Place Boucicaut in Paris. In the same year he was mobilized as a soldier and in 1915 he was promoted to officer. He married Alice Maria Missoux on 12 June 1915.

After the war he created many sculptures that related to the war. These included the "bornes du Front", known as "bornes Vauthier", a series of sculptures that he realised in 1920 with the idea of memorialize the front line during the Second Battle of the Marne. In the same year he received the Légion d'honneur.

In 1924 he created the "Monument aux héros de l'Armée noire" for the parc de Champagne in Reims. After his wife died he married Christiane Eléonore Edmée Misset on 30 September 1925 at Saint-Cloud. In 1936 he died in a hospital a Poitiers afer a car accident near Niort.

• Father: Moreau-Vauthier, Augustin Jean
• Brother: Moreau-Vauthier, Charles


The grave of Augustin de Moreau-Vauthier at Père Lachaise, Paris.
Picture by Androom (01 Nov 2022)


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Published: 30 Jul 2023
Last update: 30 Jul 2023