French Sculpture Census

LAURENT, Robert
Concarneau, Finistère 1890 - Cape Neddick, near Ogunquit, Maine, United States 1970
Gender: M
artist ©: Fair Use (Section 107, Copyright Act, 1976)

Settles in New York in 1902, acquires American citizenship in 1917.
See Wikipedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Laurent (accessed October 22, 2015).
See also: Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Renwick Gallery, http://americanart.si.edu/collections/search/artist/?id=2824, accessed October 22, 2015:
Laurent was born in Brittany, the grandson of a fisherman and a weaver. He and his parents were invited to come to America by Hamilton Easter Field, who had gone to their village to paint. He became their American host for three years, as well as Laurent's lifelong friend, second father, and teacher. After briefly returning to France with his family, Laurent accompanied Field to Rome in 1907, where he began his art training. He also studied drawing at the British Academy and carving as an apprentice to a framemaker. Returning with Field to America in 1910, Laurent began making frames for Childe Hassam and Robert Henri and subsequently graduated to carving reliefs.
When Field died in 1922, he left his entire estate, including his property at Ogunquit, Maine, to Laurent and his wife and child. They spent summers there until Laurent retired to Cape Neddick, Maine. By the 1940s, Laurent had executed several large public sculptures and his work in wood, alabaster, and aluminum was widely exhibited. He taught sculpture at the Ogunquit School from 1911 to 1961, served as a visiting instructor at Vassar, Goucher College, and the Corcoran School of Art, and became a professor of art at Indiana University in 1942.
William H. Truettner and Roger B. Stein, editors, with contributions by Dona Brown, Thomas Andrew Denenberg, Judith K. Maxwell, Stephen Nissenbaum, Bruce Robertson, Roger B. Stein, and William H. Truettner, Picturing Old New England: Image and Memory (Washington, D.C.; New Haven, Conn; and London: National Museum of American Art with Yale University Press, 1999)
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