Bernard, Joseph Antoine
French, 19th – 20th century, male.
Born 17 January 1866, in Vienne; died 7 January 1931, in Boulogne-sur-Seine.
Painter, sculptor, draughtsman, watercolourist, illustrator. Figures. Monuments.
The son of a stonemason employed on the restoration of monuments in the Rhône valley, Joseph Antoine Bernard accompanied his father from the age of 12, learning the art of direct stone-carving which he was subequently to practice throughout his life. He studied at the École des Beaux-Arts in Lyons, and under Pierre Jules Cavelier at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris for a six-month period in ...