François Truphème

(1820 - 1888)


François Truphème, was a French sculptor born in Aix-en-Provence on March 23rd 1820 and died in Paris on January 22nd 1888. He was the eldest brother of the painter Auguste Truphème, and studied under Jean-Marie Bonnassieux.
He exhibited at the Salon from 1850 until his death in 1888 and was awarded with three medals, in 1859 for 'Rêverie', in 1864 for 'Une jeune fille à la source' and in 1865 for 'Le berger Lycidas sculptant le bout de son baton.'