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BONNASSIEUX, Jean Marie Bienaimé (1810 - 1892), Sculptor

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
BONNASSIEUX, Jean Marie Bienaimé (1810 - 1892), Sculptor

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French, 19th century, male.

Born 19 September 1810, in Pannissières (Loire); died 3 June 1892, in Paris.

Sculptor. Statues, busts.

Jean Marie Bienaimé Bonnassieux was the son of a joiner, and as a child he carved figures of saints out of remnants of wood he was given. On the basis of his early works Lacordaire saw him as 'the hope of Christian art'. He began his

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