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OLIVA, Alexandre Joseph (1823 - 1890), Sculptor

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
OLIVA, Alexandre Joseph (1823 - 1890), Sculptor

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French, 19th century, male.

Born 4 September 1823, in Saillagouse (Pyrénées-Orientales); died 23 February 1890, in Paris.


Alexandre Joseph Oliva was a pupil of Delestre. He debuted at the Paris Salon in 1849 and won medals in 1852, 1855 (at the Exposition Universelle) and 1861. He was made a Chevalier of the Légion d'Honneur in 1867. His key works are: Count of Villèle (a marble bust

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