(b. 1822, Paris, d. 1880, Paris)
French sculptor. He started his art career by studying painting but later found that sculpture was his true vocation. Studying sculpture under Joseph Combette (1770-1840), he was introduced to bird subjects and his passion then grew from there.
His very first Salon exhibit was in 1859. Over the next few years, Arson displayed a wide variety of sculptures and pieces at the Salon. Throughout his career, he focused mainly on birds and a few domestic animal subjects. He won various honourable mentions and even won a bronze medal in 1877.
He was known for being a mischievous sculptor, with many of his sculptures being of a humorous nature. He would often combine different animals in groupings and even portray animals engaged in human activities.