Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Auguste Nicolas Trémont

[Luxembourg] (b 1892/d 1980)

"After spending his childhood in Luxembourg, Auguste Trémont moved to Paris where he enrolled at the Ecole des Arts décoratifs in 1909. World War I caught him by surprise while he was visiting Luxembourg. As he tried to make his way back to Paris by passing through Switzerland, he was arrested by German forces near the Swiss border and was imprisoned. Once released from detention, he returned to Luxembourg where he remained until the end of the war in 1918, working in a steel factory in Dudelange. This work gave him the opportunity to practice his skills by drawing pictures of steel workers in action; (..) At the end of the war, Trémont returned to Paris where he studied at the Ecole des Beaux Arts. He first specialized in portraits and pictures of Paris. This changed when he visited the Jardin des Plantes, the zoological gardens, where he found the subjects that were to become his main area of specialization: animals. Later in his life, when asked why he chose to represent animals, he replied: “because it was the most difficult task”.
In 1924, Trémont made his first sculptures, and he subsequently developed his skills as a sculptor by creating animal sculptures in a variety of sizes and species. The late 1920s-early 1930s were his most productive years; it is during this period that he sculpted, in Paris, two large lions that now decorate the entrance of the Luxembourg City Hall. He spent World War II in Paris, and returned to Luxembourg at the end of the war where he created monuments for the victims of the war. Trémont's work was made available to the public through the Ruhlmann art gallery, then later Edgar Brandt and Malesherbes art galleries."


Luxembourg 1945 "Liberation" (4,4,4) [Engr (René Cottet)][Recess (Paris)] Sc(B117,...,B120) [ image credit of AzurPhilatelie ]

Luxembourg 1945 "Charity : Our Lady of Luxembourg" (5,5,3) [Engr (Rene Cottet)][Recess] Sc(B121,...,B123)

Luxembourg 1945/1946 "Lion of Luxembourg" (7,1) [Engr (Rene Cottet)][Recess] Sc( 235,...,241)

Luxembourg 1945 "National War Victims Fund" (4,4,3) [Photo (Courvoisier)] Sc(B127,B129,B130) [ images credit of Stampworld ]

Luxembourg 1946 "National Stamp Exhibition, Dudelange" (1) [Recess (Courvoisier)] Sc(B132) [ images credit of Stampworld ]

Luxembourg 1953 "National Welfare Fund" (6,3,3) [Photo (Courvoisier)] Sc(B174,...,B179) [ images credit of Stampworld ]

Luxembourg 1954 "National Welfare Fund" (6,6,6) [Photo (Courvoisier)] Sc(B181,...,B185) [ images credit of Stampworld ] 

Luxembourg 1955 "National Welfare Fund" (6,6,6) [Photo (Courvoisier)] Sc(B186,...,B191)  [ images credit of Stampworld ]

Luxembourg 1959 "Railways Centenary" (1) [Recess (Enschedé)] Sc(356)

Luxembourg 1961 "Animal Protection" (4,4,4) [Photo (Courvoisier)] Sc(376,...,379) [ images credit of Stampworld ]

Luxembourg 1963 "World Fishing Championships" (1) [Engr (Rene Cottet)][Recess (Paris)] Sc(405)

Luxembourg 1967 "50th Anniversary of the Lions International" (1) [Photo (Courvoisier)] Sc(451)

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