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Charles Marie Louis Joseph Sarrabezolles, called Carlo

Born in Toulouse 1888 Died in Paris 1971

Biographical outline of the artist



1888 Birth 27 December of Charles Marie Louis Joseph Sarrabezolles, in Toulouse


1904 - 1907

Studied at Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Toulouse.

1907 - 1914

Studied at Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Paris, where he settled for good. 



Runner-up ('premier second') in Prix de Rome competition


1914 - 1918

Prisoner in Germany.



Married Nicole Cervi: they would have three children.

1921 - 1922

First monumental work, 'The Soul of France'. Won silver medal at the Salon des Artistes français, and 'National Prize'. Travelled to Italy and London with his wife. 



Moved into a studio at 16 rue des Volontaires (Paris, XV) that he retained until his death. 



Exhibited at the International Exhibition of Decorative Arts, 'The Triumphal "Dance of Pallas Athena" and "The Virgin of french village"
Gold medal and Grand prix at the exhibition.


Invention of direct carving in setting concrete for the tower of Villemomble Church (Seine-St-Denis) 


1928 -1929

Using the same technique, made façade and bell tower of the Elisabethville Church (Yvelines) and the 'Two Legendary Giants' for the bell tower of the Town Hall at Lille (North). 



Monumental fountain in Wilmington (Delaware, USA) for Mr and Mrs du Pont de Nemours. 



War Monument for the RATP in the Richelieu-Drouot underground train station, (Paris IX). 
Decorated the French Embassy in Belgrade (Serbia)

Decorated the Law Courts at Béthune (Pas de Calais)
International Colonies Exhibition in Paris – Decoration of the AOF Pavilion, the Notre dame des Missions church and the pavilion of the Belgian Colonies.


Bust of Edouard Branly .

"L'Espérance "- now in the Square Carlo Sarrabezolles, Paris 15th arr.


1934 - 1935

Direct carving in concrete of decoration on the church at Saint-Esprit (Paris XII) and the church of St-Louis, Marseille.



'Spirit of the Sea "Genie de la Mer"  for the Normandie liner. 


Exposition Internationale: exhibited "The Elements" on the North wing of the Palais de Chaillot. (Paris XVI) Awarded Grand Prix at the exhibition. 



Decorated the interior and exterior of the Eastman Institute (founder of Kodak) in Paris, 14th arr.


International Exhibition New York. ‘The vine and wheat’ relief sculpture for the French Pavilion.

1941 - 1949

IBusts and medallions. Studies for the monuments Raymond IV ; The Genius of Toulouse ; Franco-American Friendship , which remained projects. Member of the Jury of the Rome prize.


'Monument to the Glory of the Resistance of the people of the Jura Mountains', Lons-le-Saunier (Jura).



Faculty of Medicine (Paris VI): three medallion reliefs. From this time until his death, he made many busts, portraits for medals, decorative schemes for school buildings etc. He was a member or president of various artistic associations: Art Monumental, the Salon des Artistes Français, the Foundation Taylor etc. 


'Monument to the Glory of the Resistance of the people of the Jura Mountains', Lons-le-Saunier (Jura).

Officer of the Legion of Honour.


Pieta at Mont-Toulon in Privas (Ardeche)


'The Antillaise' ('The West Indian Woman'), Fort de France, Martinique


1967 - 1968

Restauration of the front of the Pantheon building in Paris, under his direction.



Died 11 February, in his studio, while working on the bust of the painter Robert. Jaeger.

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