Twins, Martel

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Twins, Martel Gender: M
Joël Claude and Jean René Martel
born on 5 March 1896 at 15:00 (= 3:00 PM )
Place Nantes, France, 47n13, 1w33
Timezone PMT m2e2015 (is standard time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Tissot
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 15°34' s_mo.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 04°49 Asc.s_leocol.18.gif 12°02'

Martel Twins (at the inauguration of their monument to Claude Debussy in 1932)


French sculptors and identical twin brothers, they were among the founding members of Union des Artistes Modernes (UAM). Their works include ornamental sculptures, statues, monuments and fountains displaying characteristics typical of the Art Deco and Cubist periods. Their work was part of the sculpture event in the art competition at the 1948 Summer Olympics. Sharing the same workshop, their jointly created works were co-signed simply Martel.

Jan (Jean René) married painter Josette Briau and divorced. The brothers died in 1966, about six months apart from each other, one as the result of a long illness and the other in an accident.

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  • Death, Cause unspecified 16 March 1966 (Jan, age 70)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.
  • Death, Cause unspecified 25 September 1966 (Joël, age 70)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.

Source Notes

Janine Tissot for FDAF. (Joël was born at 3:00 PM and Jan at 3:15 PM). Joël died on 28 September 1966 (Tissot).


  • Personal : Birth : Twin, triplet, etc. (Identical twin brothers)
  • Vocation : Art : Fine art artist (Sculptors)