Auguste Nayel ( - )

Auguste Nayel

Auguste Nayel was a sculptor from Lorient at the end of the 19th century. After starting sculpture in the workshops of the Navy under the direction of Mr Meslin in 1859, he continued his artistic education in Angers under the direction of Jules Dauban, of whom he was the most brilliant student.

After the 1870 war, where he served as an officer in the Garde Nationale Mobile, he settled in Lorient and produced numerous works, while pursuing a career as a drawing teacher.

He was the first curator of the Lorient Museum from 1887 and co-founder of the Lorient Fine Arts Society. Unfortunately, many of his works were destroyed during the Second World War. In 2009 and 2015, the city of Lorient paid tribute to him through exhibitions.

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