Gagneur, Marguerite (1857–1945)

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Gagneur, Marguerite (1857–1945)

French sculptor. Name variations: Known as Syamour. Born Aug 10, 1857 at Bréry, France; died May 21, 1945 in Paris, France; dau. of Louise Gagneur (writer) and Vladimir Gagneur; m. Monsieur Gegout (div. Mar 7, 1887); m. Jean Frechout (physician).

Focusing on human rights, was responsible for 18 public monuments, 16 statues and over 200 busts; sculpted such people as Musset, Cipriani, Camille Flammarion, Rene Viviani, Pierre Baudin, Maurice Faure, Voltaire, Marguerite Durand, Clarisse Coignet, Charles Fourier; was a friend of Alfons Mucha.