Jules-Charles Le Bozec ( - )

Jules-Charles Le Bozec was the youngest of seven children whose father, a shopkeeper, died shortly before his birth. He was a true artist with a solid education. He entered the Beaux-Arts of Rennes in 1920 where he attended the workshops of Roncin, Bourget and Collet. Then in 1924, he entered the National School of Fine Arts in Paris. A student of Jean Boucher, he worked with Georges Robin, then Creston, and Robert Yan. That same year he also participated in an exhibition on "Brittany in Paris". In 1925 he exhibited at the Salon des Artistes français and designed the costumes and scenery for a show organised by the Celtic Circle in Paris. In 1928, he was awarded a medal at the Salon des Artistes Français. This was also the year he married Marie Dauvert. He left Paris the following year for Mellionec: a return to his roots. In 1931, he won the Prix de Rome for sculpture and also the silver medal at the Salon des Artistes Français that same year. In the 1930s and 1940s, he collaborated with the Manufacture HB, for which he produced about fifteen works.

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