Théodore-Charles Gruyère

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Théodore-Charles Gruyère (born 17 September 1813 in Paris, died in 1885) was a French sculptor.

In 1836 as the pupil of Auguste Dumont. He hit notoriety in 1839 winning the Prix de Rome.

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His other works are some busts, some statues of saints for several churches, including the sandstone statues in the Église Saint-Augustin de Paris (1865), the sculpture named Seated Indian (1865), the characters of the town of Arras and Laon on the front of the Gare du Nord [1] and a bas-relief in the Église Saint-Thomas-d'Aquin (Paris).

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References

  1. "Gare du Nord" (in French). Insecula. Archived from the original on 2009-06-06. Retrieved 2009-07-03.