Sculptor's Biography & Works For Sale
Hippolyte Francois Moreau was born in Dijon in 1832 to sculptor and painter Jean-Baptiste Louis Joseph Moreau (1797–1855). His siblings were sculptors Auguste Louis Mathurin Moreau (1834-1917) and Mathurin Moreau (1822-1912).
Hippolyte began his artistic tutelage under his father and later on in Paris under the direction of French sculptor Francois Jouffroy (1806-1882). Hippolyte began exhibiting in the salon in 1856 and among his bronze exhibits were ‘Uno Bevitore’, ‘Sortie de l’ecole’ and ‘Mireille’. Other works by Hippolyte include, ‘Les Deux Soeur’s’, ‘Couple de Jeunes Bucherons’, ‘Jeune Fille a la Mandolin’, ‘Ballerine Jouant de la Mandolin’ but to name a few.
During his career, Hippolyte received an honourable mention in 1888 and was awarded a third class medal the following year. Hippolyte’s bronzes in the Museum of Fine Arts Dijon include ‘Un Buveur’and ‘Le Printemps’ and alongside these, the museum also displays a few plasters and terra cottas. Museums in Chambery also have a few examples of sculptures by Hippolyte such as ‘Le Semeur’.