Louis Botinelly

Louis Botinelly (26 January 1883 – 28 March 1962) was a French sculptor.


Personal life

Botinelly was born on January 2, 1883 in Digne-les-Bains, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, France. He died on March 26, 1962 in Marseille.


He was a sculptor. [1] His workshop was located on Rue Buffon in Marseille. [1] He designed two public sculptures which can be seen at the bottom of the main staircase of the Marseille-Saint-Charles Station : one, called ‘Colonies of Asia,’ represents colonial Asia and the other, called ‘Colonies of Africa,’ represents colonial Africa. [1] [2] They were exhibited at the Gare Saint-Charles in 1927. [1] He designed a bust of Frédéric Mistral (1830-1914), which is displayed in the Parc Jourdan in Aix-en-Provence. -Provence . [3]Additionally, he designed the statues of Joan of Arc and of Jesus inside the Church of St. Vincent de Paul in Marseille. [4] He also designed four statues of the Four Evangelists inside the Marseille Cathedral . [4] [5] [6] Inside the Church St. Ferreol the Augustinians is also displayed a sculpture of his Joan of Arc. [7] He also competed in the art competitions at the 1932 Summer Olympics . [8]


  • The Louis Botinelly Boulevard in Marseille is named in his honor. [9]
  • The Botinelly Elementary School , located at 23 Boulevard Botinelly in Marseille, is also named in his honor. [10]

Secondary sources

  • Luce Carbonnel, Louis Botinelly, 1883 – 1962 (Comité du Vieux-Marseille, 2001). [11]
  • Laurent Noet, Louis Botinelly, Provencal sculptor: Catalog raisonné (Editions Mare and Martin, 2006). [12]

See also

  • List of works by Louis Botinelly


  1. ^ Jump up to:d Gérard Detaille Jean Arrouye, Marseille: A Century of Pictures , Editions Parentheses, 2000 [1]
  2. Jump up^ Richard Dreiss,The Cathedral of the Winged Wheel and the Sugarbeet Station, BoD – Books on Demand, 2013, p. 59[2]
  3. Jump up^ Jean-Paul Labourdette, Dominique Auzias, Olivia Ferrandino, Olivier Gressot,Aix-en-Provence, The Little Fart, 2010, p. 60[3]
  4. ^ Jump up to:b Dominique Auzias, Marseille 2013 Little Smiley , The Little One , 4 Apr 2013, p. 388 [4]
  5. Jump up^ Liliane Counord, Jean-Paul Labourdette, Gerard Bernar, Dominique Auzias,Little Smart Provence, The Little Fart, 2010, p. 256[5]
  6. Jump up^ Dominique Auzias, Jean-Paul Labourdette,Provence 2011, Le Petit Futé, 2011, p. 282[6]
  7. Jump up^ Saint Ferreol les Augustins Church Official website: History
  8. Jump up^ Gjerde, Arild; Jeroen Heijmans; Bill Mallon; Hilary Evans (October 2017). “Louis_Botinelly Bio, Stats, and Results” . Olympics . Sports Reference.com . Retrieved 2017-11-17 .
  9. Jump up^ Google Maps
  10. Jump up^ official website: state primary schools
  11. Jump up^ Google Books
  12. Jump up^ Google Books

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