Trémont, Auguste

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Name
Trémont, Auguste Gender: M
Auguste Nicolas Trémont
born on 31 December 1892 at 12:00 (= 12:00 noon )
Place Luxembourg, Luxembourg, 49n36, 6e09
Timezone LMT m6e09 (is local mean time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 10°20' s_mo.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 11°40 Asc.s_aricol.18.gif 22°28'



File:City Hall lion, Luxembourg City
Auguste Trémont (his lion outside Luxembourg City Hall)

Biography

Luxembourg artist who specialised in sculptures of animals, with a particular emphasis on big cats.

At the end of World War I, Trémont studied in Paris at the Ecole des Beaux Arts. He first specialized in portraits and pictures of Paris and still life. This changed when he visited the Jardin des Plantes, the zoological gardens, where he found the subjects that were to become his main area of specialization: animals. Later in his life, when asked why he chose to represent animals, he replied: “because it was the most difficult task”.

In 1924, Trémont made his first sculptures, and he subsequently developed his skills as a sculptor by creating animal sculptures in a variety of sizes and species. The late 1920s to early 1930s were his most productive years; it is during this period that he sculpted, in Paris, two large lions that now decorate the entrance of the Luxembourg City Hall.

He died on 23 October 1980, aged 87.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Relationships

  • associate relationship with Cito, Claus (born 26 May 1882)
  • associate relationship with Klopp, Nico (born 18 September 1894)

Events

  • Work : Prize 1918 (Prix Grand-Duc Adolphe)

Source Notes

Birth certificate (acte n° 3, 1893) provided by Sy Scholfield ("zwölf Uhr Nachmittags").

Categories

  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 87)
  • Vocation : Art : Fine art artist (Sculptor)
  • Notable : Awards : Vocational award (Prix Grand-Duc Adolphe)