|Birthname||Louis Henri Claude Bancel|
|born on||26 September 1926 at 03:00 (= 03:00 AM )|
|Place||St.Julien Molin Molette, France, 45n19, 4e37|
|Timezone||GDT h1e (is daylight saving time)|
|Astrology data||02°14' 00°06 Asc. 21°23'|
French sculptor. Louis Bancel's work on forms and design gradually evolved towards purity and simplicity. In 1957 he was asked by the Association des déportés de Buchenwald-Dora to create the monument dedicated to the memory of the camp's victims. The monumental bronze sculpture (inaugurated April, 5 1964) now stands in Père Lachaise Cemetery, in the area dedicated to victims of World War II. It stands on a granite support from the architect M. Romer (a deportee himself) engraved with a text from Louis Aragon:
Qu’à jamais ceci montre comme l'Homme dut tomber
Et comment le courage et le dévouement
Lui conservent son nom d'Homme.
(Let this forever show how Man had to fall And how courage and devotion Maintain his name of Man)
Didier Geslain archive, 'sculpteurs' pdf file, p. 90.
- Vocation : Art : Fine art artist (sculptor)