François-Victor Bazin ( - )
François Bazin was born in Paris to parents of Breton origin who were engravers and medalists. After a childhood in Chile, where his father taught at the Beaux-Arts de Santiago, François Bazin returned to France in 1913 to attend the Ecole des Arts Décoratifs and the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts. His teachers were successively Navellier, Puech and Injalbert. Mobilized in 1916 in the air force. After the war, he made many radiator caps, as well as large granite or bronze monuments. His collaboration with the Faïencerie de la Grande Maison HB began in 1928. He was awarded numerous prizes throughout his career. François Bazin kept his taste for travel to the end: Italy at the Villa Médicis, Greece, Egypt and Madagascar.