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CHEVAL, Joseph Ferdinand (1836 - 1924), Sculptor

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
CHEVAL, Joseph Ferdinand (1836 - 1924), Sculptor

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French, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 1836, in Charmes, near Hauterives; died 19 August 1924, in Hauterives (Drôme).


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Joseph Ferdinand Cheval worked as a postman but was not, as has been claimed, uneducated. The holder of a French Certificat d'Études Primaires, he read widely and travelled to Algeria. While still working for the post office, he was inspired by a dream to

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