BIOGRAPHY

IRENEE ROCHARD

 Animal scultor

Born on January 16th 1906 in Villefranche-sur-Saône (Rhône)
Died on March 29th 1984 in Paris


A student in the Beaux-Arts and Arts-Deco Schools from 1924 to1928
A menber of the French Artists Society from 1938 onwards
He won numerous Prizes and Distinctions,among which:

A Gold Medal at the Colonial Exhibition in 1931
A Bronze Medal from the French Artists Society in 1941
A Silver Medal from the French Artists Society in1948
A Gold Medal from the French Artists Society in1952

From 1965,he was among the panel of judges of the French Artists Society
And the Prize-winner of the Institut de France

Medal of Honour from the French Artists Society in 1980
Edouard Marcel SANDOZ Animal Sculpture Prize-winner in 1981
And diverse other Prizes as well
Taylor Prize in 1960
Beaux Arts Academy Prize in 1961
Arthur Leduc Prize in 1964
Creation of the last Paris War Memorial in 1964
Institut de France Prize in 1970
Beaux-Arts Institute Prize in 1973
Thérèse Rivière Prize in 1976


Paris City Council bought several of his works in 1937,1950,1954
1965,1968,etc...and so did New-York City Council in 1938


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