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Prosper LeCourtier

Prosper LeCourtier (1851-1924) was born in Gremilly, North-East France in 1855. He trained under the direction of the highly regarded Animalier sculptor Emmanuel Fremiet where he learned to hone his talents as a sculpture. LeCourtier went on to exhibit at the Salon de la Sociéte des Artistes Français in Paris winning a third-class medal in 1880, a second-class medal in 1879 and a first-class medal in 1902. He also won a bronze at the Exposition Universelle of 1900. He was a close friend of Hippolyte Moreau (1832-1926) mainly a figural sculptor and worked in collaboration with him on “Piqueur au Relais” where he modelled the dogs and Moreau modelled the figure. His works can be found in museums across France including the Provins Museum, Tourcoing Museum and three works in Guéret.