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Originally appearing in Volume V16, Page 106 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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JEF

LAMBEAUX (JOSEPH
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MARIE THOMAS), (1852-1908)
  , Belgian sculptor, was born at Antwerp . He studied at. the Antwerp Academy of
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Fine Arts, and was a pupil of
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Jean Geefs . His first
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work, " War," was exhibited in 1871, and was followed by a long series of humorous groups, including " Children dancing," " Say ` Good
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Morning,' " " The Lucky Number " and " An Accident " (1875) . He then went to Paris, where he executed for the Belgian salons " The
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Beggar " and " The Blind Pauper," and produced " The
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Kiss " (1881), generally regarded as his masterpiece . After visiting Italy, where he was much impressed by the
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works of Jean Bologne, he showed a strong predilection for effects of force and motion . Other notable worksare his fountain at Antwerp (1886), " Robbing the Eagle's
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Eyrie " (189o), "
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Drunkenness " (1893), " The Triumph of Woman," " The Bitten Faun " (which created a
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great stir at the Exposition Universelle at Liege in 1905), and " The Human Passions," a
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colossal marble bas-
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relief, elaborated from a sketch exhibited in 1889 . Of his numerous busts may be mentioned those of Hendrik Conscience, and of Charles Bals, the burgomaster of Brussels . He died on the 6th of
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June 1908 .

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