Thomas François Cartier was a French animal sculptor and illustrator. He was born on February 21, 1879 in Marseille and studied at the École des Beaux-Arts under Georges Gardet (1863-1939) and Victor Peter. He specialized in animal sculpture of hunting dogs, lions and other big cats, with great accuracy. He exhibited at the Salon des Artistes Français from 1904 and received several medals of which a gold medal in 1927. During the First World War, he became an illustrator and produced numerous postcards for anti-German propaganda and to support the ‘poilus’. After the war, he settled in Saint-Amand-en-Puisaye and designed many war medals. He died in 1943.
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