Artist of the moment……..Isidore Jules Bonheur

Isidore Jules Bonheur was another child of the aforementioned Oscar Raymond Bonheur. Isidore was the younger brother to Rosa Marie Bonheur, already profiled here Rosa excelled at painting animals and the landscape. Isidore Bonheur is seen as the one of the best sculptors of the animal genre. Isidore Bonheur was born in 1827 in Bordeaux, France.

The artist began his career as a painter but switched to sculpture very early on.

The artist grew up assisting his sister in their father’s studio. His sister Rosa Marie Bonheur would go on to boast how she was the one who first gave lessons to Isidore, not their father.

For his artistic education Isidore attended the Ecole des Beaux- Arts located in Paris, France.

The artist was a frequent exhibitor and prize winner at the famed Paris Salon.

Isidore Bonheur was knighted for his works in France, Spain, and Portugal.

The artist passed away in 1901.

Price range information: The artist produced small tabletop sculptures so he is really affordable. Works range from $5,000 to $100,000.

What an outstanding family of artists who loved to paint and sculpt animals.

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