Charles Paillet (1871 - 1937), was born in Nievre, France March 31st 1871. He studied sculpture under Georges Gardet.  Paillet's first exhibit was in the Salon of 1897 and he exhibited regularly until 1921. Most of his works were cast by the foundry Thiebault Freres both in lost wax and by the sand-cast method.  A few of his works have been recorded bearing the F. Barbedienne foundry mark also.  Charles Paillet, Georges Gardet, Rene Paris, as well as others make up the second generation of Animalier sculptors and exhibited their works between the great period of animal bronzes and the art deco period that was to replace the naturalistic Animalier style.

The life of Charles Paillet is documented in the following books:

Les Animaliers by Jane Horswell (1971)
The Animaliers by James Mackay (1973)
Animals in Bronze by Christopher Payne (1986)
Bronzes of the 19th Century by Pierre Kjellberg (1994)
A Concise History of Bronzes by George Savage (1968)
Dictionnaire des Peintres et Sculpteurs by E. Benezit (1966)
Dictionnaire de Sculpteurs de l'ecole Francaise by Stanaslas Lami (1914)

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