CHEMIN, Joseph Victor
(b. 1825, Paris, d. 1901, Paris)
French sculptor. He was one of Antoine-Louis Barye's successful students. He first exhibited at the Salon of 1851, which also was the year his teacher, Barye, returned to the Salon. Chemin exhibited regularly at the Salon from 1857 until 1894.
Chemin's works were mainly of domestic animals. They will be found doing things that you would expect to find if you came across them in the normal course of a days events. He also modeled racehorses as was popular in his day as well as wild animals, mainly foxes and hounds and a few casts of monkeys.
Chemin was a very competent sculptor but he did not have the keen interest in the physical anatomy of his subjects that his teacher and Fremiet showed.