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DROUOT Edouard (1859-1945)

Édouard Drouot was a French sculptor born in Sommevoire on April 3, 1859 and died in Paris on May 22, 1945. A pupil of Émile Thomas and Mathurin Moreau, he exhibited at the Paris Salon since 1889. In 1892, he received the Third Class Medal . He participated in the Universal Exhibition of 1900 in Paris with L'Amateur, where he obtained an honorable mention.

Her work is very classic and addresses many themes such as women, love or mythology. He designed many works in plaster or marble which would be reproduced in cast bronze by Durenne or Siot-Decauville.

Known for his marble and bronze sculptures depicting mythological and allegorical scenes, he also depicts animals and oriental subjects. Drouout's sculptures are characterized by a strong sense of movement and expressive touch.

Some of his works are now held in the collections of the Courtauld Institute in London and the Indiana University Art Museum in Bloomington, among others.