As a sculptor, his specialty was animal sculptures. By age 12, he was off to Paris to study sculpture modeling and bronze casting as a student in the studios of Henri Louis Gervais and d'Adrien Possot.Around the 1850s, he expatriated to England where he gained standing as an adornment sculptor in the Birmingham Elkington shop. By the end of the 1860s, he was back in Paris and begins to exhibit and win prizes in contest at the Union Centrale des Arts Decoratifs. He won a gold medal in the Exposition Collective Internationale in 1878, a bronze medal in 1889 and a silver medal in 1890 at the Exposition Universelles. He was renowned as an animal sculptor (this work being an outstanding example of his style), but he was also a talented painter and illustrator. He had great admiration for the work of Alphonse Mucha, and the influence of Mucha's work is quite evident in the art nouveau style of Hingre illustrations. If you visit Ecouen, Ile-de-France today, you will find a street named in his honor Rue Louis Theophile Hingre. The item "UNIQUE ANTIQUE FRENCH 19C SCULPTURED BRONZE JEWELRY CASKET BOX T. HINGRE PARIS" is in sale since Friday, May 24, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Decorative Arts\Metalware". The seller is "2stick1946" and is located in Dallas, Texas.
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