JEANNE BARDEY (French / 1872-1954)

The artist and sculptor Jeanne Bardey was born in Lyon in 1872. Much of her work is in the Musée des Arts Décoratifs de Lyon and the Musée des Beaux-Arts, Lyon. Jeanne Bardey was a favourite pupil (and presumably also the mistress) of Auguste Rodin, and he made a will in her favour which was only superceded in his last days; the question of whether Rodin was mentally capable of making such a decision was controversial. The whole story is set out in Hubert Thiolier's book Jeanne Bardey et Rodin: Une élève passionnée - La bataille du Musée Rodin. Jeanne Bardey exhibited at the Salon des Indépendants in 1909 and 1910, at the Salon d'Automne and the Salon des Tuileries from 1913-1933, and at the Salon de la Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts, of which she became a member in 1930. Jeanne Bardey died in 1954.

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Selected prints by JEANNE BARDEY

La cigarette, 1923
Portrait, 1913
Shepherd with sheep, 1932

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