Albert-Ernest Carrier-Belleuse, French

(1824-1887)

Albert-Ernest Carrier-Belleuse trained as a goldsmith, then entered Ecole des Beaux-Arts in 1840 under Pierre-Jean David d’Angers.  He went to Petite Ecole to study, worked in London from 1850 to 1855, designing ceramics and metalwork models.  In 1857, he exhibited sculptures at the Salon, received medals and important commissions.  1851 to 1870, Emperor Napoleon III hired him to work on the rebuilding of Paris.