DALOU, Jules
(b. 1838, Paris, d. 1902, Paris)


French sculptor, popular under the Third Republic. He was associated with the naturalistic movement in French sculpture and often influenced by the Baroque.

Dalou studied with Carpeaux and was later exiled (1871-79) to England for his revolutionary sentiments. He taught in London. His best-known works are his Triumph of the Republic (Place de la Nation, Paris), his reliefs for the chamber of deputies, and his Silenus and monument to Delacroix (both: Luxembourg Gardens). His work was Baroque in its sources although his style is often considered naturalistic. Dalou was particularly skilled in portraiture.

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