Bancel, Louis

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Bancel, Louis Gender: M
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)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Geslain
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 02°14' s_mo.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 00°06 Asc.s_leocol.18.gif 21°23'

Louis Bancel


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)

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Didier Geslain archive, 'sculpteurs' pdf file, p. 90.


  • Vocation : Art : Fine art artist (sculptor)