Albert Pommier was born in Paris on 11 January 1880 and died in Paris in 1943. He was a French sculptor. Born in Paris in 1880, Pommier studied at the École des Beaux Arts in Paris and was a pupil of Barrias. From 1905 he was a regular exhibitor at the Salon des Artistes français and in 1914 won a prize and received a grant which allowed him to travel to Algeria and study there at the Villa Abd-el-Tif, although the outbreak of the war and his mobilization meant that he could only take advantage of this fully in 1919. During the war he served as a stretcher bearer in the 3rd battalion of the 11th Infantry Regiment. The villa Abd-el-Tif in Algeria was a villa established on similar lines to the Villa Médicis in Rome, and later the Casa de Velázquez in Madrid, to provide a location for French artists to study art particularly Islamic. Pommier had won the Abd-el-Tif prize, modelled on the "Prix de Rome", a joint prize and bursary and winning this prize enabled young talented artists to remain one or two years in Algiers with expenses paid. Pommier won the grand Prix at the 1937 exposition Internationale.
This object is part of "Scan The World". Scan the World is a non-profit initiative introduced by MyMiniFactory, through which we are creating a digital archive of fully 3D printable sculptures, artworks and landmarks from across the globe for the public to access for free. Scan the World is an open source, community effort, if you have interesting items around you and would like to contribute, email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out how you can help.