Théodore Louis Auguste Rivière

BIOGRAPHY

Théodore Louis Auguste Rivière (French, 1857 - 1912) was a French sculptor born in Toulouse.

He trained at ‘l'école des beaux-arts de Toulouse’, and at’ l'école nationale des beaux-arts de Paris’; his early work heavily influenced by the work of Falguière and Mercié.

He worked in bronze and bronze and ivory in the Art Nouveau and Art Deco style, his work was characterised by the lifelike quality of his subjects, often with a sense of contained movement and a refinement of form and materials.
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