Antoine Durenne

Was an internationally renowned French art founder. He attended l’École des Beaux-Arts in 1842. Durenne purchased a small foundry in Sommevoire, near the Val d’Osne , Haute-Marne, France, and established The Durenne firm. By the 1860s, numerous examples of high quality bas-reliefs, fountains, statues and vases were being produced and the firm began exhibiting at various exhibitions, including the 1862 and 1867 International Exhibitions in Paris. Antoine Durenne was a founding member of the L’Ecole Nationale des Arts Décoratifs. In 1888 the foundry acquired the address of S.A.d.F. du Val d’Osne, Rue du Faubourg Poissonniere, 26, in Paris.