Anie Mouroux ( - )
As a student at the École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris, she was the first female student to enter the competition for the Grand Prix de Rome for engraving medals. She was awarded the second Grand Prix de Rome for engraving in 1919, and was for a long time the only woman to be awarded this title. She exhibited at the Salon de la Société des artistes français from 1908. Until 1923, the artist only exhibited medals, a medium that earned her a good reputation.
Her collaboration with the Manufacture Henriot took place around 1930, through the intermediary of Mr Le Goaziou, bookseller in Quimper and friend of Anie Mouroux. Indeed, she was looking to publish her famous "Sainte Anne, grandmother of the Bretons", a large statuary representing Sainte Anne and the Virgin Child with five kneeling couples at their feet, symbolising the five Breton bishoprics of the time. It was therefore quite natural that she was directed to the Quimper factory. Subsequently, Anie Mouroux produced several other models for Henriot. In 1937, she was awarded a gold medal for her collaboration with the Henriot factory at the Arts and Techniques exhibition. She also worked for the Sèvres factory.
In parallel to her career as an artist, she was also curator of the municipal museum of Casablanca and a professor at the school of fine arts in the same city. She is also in charge of missions in Washington, Madrid and Belgrade.