Louis-Robert Carrier-Belleuse

Louis-Robert Carrier-Belleuse was a painter, sculptor, ceramist and bronzier, son of the renowned sculptor Albert-Ernest Carrier-Belleuse. After studied at the School of fine arts in Paris, he started at the Salon of 1870 as painter, then, from 1889, also as sculptor.

Louis-Robert Carrier-Belleuse began a ceramist career thanks to Theodore Deck who introduced him to this process in 1877. He worked at Sèvres factory, where his father was the director of art since 1875, then at the Faïencerie de Choisy-le-Roi, and became the artistic director in 1889.

If Louis-Robert was especially renowned in his lifetime for his paintings, whose some are now kept in French museums, his ceramic works are surely part of his most original work. Putti carved in relief, thanks to the process of the "pâte sur pâte" ("paste on paste"), in phantasmagorical representations, became his specialty.

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