Georges Chauvel

Georges Chauvel

1886 – 1962

Georges Chauvel was a French sculptor born in Elbeuf and studied at the l’ecole des Beaux-Arts.  He was a Chevalier de la Legion d’Honneur which is the highest accolade a French citizen can receive.  He was considered at the time a modernist who expressed himself through his figurative work. He created works depicting mythology, fables and people at leisure.  His career as a sculptor took off after the First World War, he created numerous war memorials like (Somme), carried out in 1920, which represents a woman (crowned with bay leaves) with a dying soldier at her feet.

He exhibited at the famous Salon des Independents in 1919,  and one of his sculptures (naked female walking) can be admired in Le Jardin de Reuilly, a public garden in front of the city hall in Paris.  His work can also be found in the Museums of Lausanne (museum canton. des Beaux-Arts); Paris (Museum National d’Art Moderne); Saint Etienne (Museum d’Art et d’Industrie); etc.  After 1945, he restored the statues in the Park of Versailles.  He is buried in the cemetery of the Val-Saint-Germain (the Essonne).

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