Dunand, Jules John, Called Jean
Swiss, 20th century, male.
Active in France.
Born 20 March 1877, in Lancy (Geneva); died 7 June 1942.
Painter (lacquer), decorative designer, coppersmith, sculptor.
Jules John Dunand trained at the École des Arts Industriels in Geneva, along with the wood engraver François Louis Schmied, who would be his friend and collaborator for the rest of his life. Together, they went to work in Paris in 1897. Dunand was one of the artists employed to make groups of winged horses for the Pont Alexandre III, in readiness for the opening of the Exposition Universelle of 1900. He also managed to find time for his own work, and began exhibiting some quite conventional sculptures at the Salon de la Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts....