Roubaix, Nord 1908 - Paris 1992
http://artmedals.net/other/albertdejaeger.htm, July 15, 2014:
Albert de Jaeger was born in Roubaix on the 28th October 1908, from an old family of Gand (15th century).
Very early, he was interested in Art and started to study sculpture on wood during night courses in Roubaix.
He then studied in Paris at "l'école des Arts Décoratifs" and at "l'Ecole des Beaux Arts". In 1935 he received the Premier Grand Prix de Rome and left Paris for the Villa Medicis in Rome where he lived for three years.
He came back in France just before the war and settled in his house in Meudon where he continued his works.
It was in this house that in 1943, he conceived in secret the first Medal of the Général de Gaulle.
He also conceived a Cross of Lorraine that was erected in June 18th 1992 in Meudon: On this occasion, the mayor of Meudon, Mr Henri Wolf, declared talking about the Medal of Général de Gaulle: "This Medal represented perhaps one of the first act of resistance in the City of Meudon."
In 1945, after the War he is appointed for two years, advisor of Général KOENIG and founds Franco-German workshops in Baden Baden.
The artistic creation of Master Albert de Jaeger has been very prolific and varied till the end of his life: Medals, Monuments, Statues, Art foundries, Bindings..
He left us on May 19th 1992.
Education : Ecole nationale des arts décoratifs, Ecole nationale supérieure des beaux-arts.
Career : Premier Grand Prix de Rome (1935). Conseiller artistique du général commandant en chef en Allemagne (1944-49), Secrétaire général du Conseil supérieur d'architecture et d'urbanisme en zone française d'occupation en Allemagne (1945-50), Directeur des Ateliers d'art français (1944-49), Sculpteur, Médailleur.
Works : See website for list of monuments, busts and portraits, medals.
Decorations : Officier de la Légion d'honneur, Commandeur de l'Ordre national du Mérite, Officier des Arts et des Lettres.
Number of sculptures: 1