Maxime Réal del Sarte, 1888-1954. His father was a sculptor, & his mother a painter. Trained at the École des Beaux Arts in Paris, from 1908. A devout Catholic & a Royalist, he was active in right-wing politics, once receiving a 6-month prison sentence. In WW1, he served as an Infantry Lieutenant on the Verdun front, being wounded at Les Éparges & losing his left fore-arm. In 1921, he received the Grand Prix des Beaux Arts, for a work started in 1914. He continued with his political militancy, along with c 100 works of sculpture, including a statue of Marshal Joffre, & over 2 dozen war memorials.