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Edouard Lanteri (1 November 1848 – 22 December 1917) was a sculptor and medallist whose romantic French style of sculpting was seen as influential among exponents of New Sculpture.
Lanteri was born in France but later took British nationality. He studied art in the studios of François-Joseph Duret and Aimé Millet and at the school of fine arts under Jean-Baptiste Claude Eugène Guillaume and Pierre-Jules Cavelier. A period of poverty led him to becoming a cabinetmaker, but in 1872 on the recommendation of fellow sculptor Jules Dalou, he moved to London to work as a studio assistant to Joseph Edgar Boehm. He stayed at the studio until 1890.
Lanteri's sculptures were mainly modelled in clay before being cast in bronze, though he would also work in stone. He produced portrait busts, statuettes and life size statues.
As of 1880 he taught at the South Kensington Arts Schools and in 1900 became the college's first Professor of Modelling (1900–10); in this role he was involved with the architectural and decorative sculpture for Sir Aston Webb's Victoria & Albert Museum, London.
Towards the end of Lanteri's life he wrote a series of three books, explaining the art of human and animal composition in sculpture. First released as a collection of three books, they are now commonly found as two, with the animal sculpture separate from the human form. These books are still common required texts for many sculpture courses. The foreword to the original book was by friend and fellow sculptor Auguste Rodin who refers to Lanteri as "Dear Master"
* Modelling; A Guide for Teachers and Students (three volumes), London, Chapman and Hall (1911)
* Alexander Carrick
Professor Edward Lanteri
1. ^ Victoria and Albert Museum: Decorative Sculpture
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