Full name: Sergey Aleksandrovich Yuryevich
Original name: Сергей Александрович Юрьевич
Other name(s): Serge Youriévitch
Born: 1876 in Paris, Paris, France
Died: 1969 in [unknown], Unknown, United States
Sport: Art Competitions
Listed as Russian in entry lists, Sergey Yuryevich probably had French citizenship in 1924 as he was born in Paris and lived in France in 1924. He was from a noble Russian family and held the title of Prince, maybe not such a good thing after the Bolshevik Revolution. During his stay in France Yuryevich was a secretary at the Russian Embassy and later became cultural attaché. In Russia, he studied politics in St. Petersburg. In French, his name was spelled Serge Youriévitch, which he used. In 1903, he began studying painting and sculpture in Paris with Auguste Rodin.
Youriévitch became an accomplished sculptor and in 1930 made a bust of Franklin D. Roosevelt, then Governor of New York. Another bust he created was of Thomas Hardy, the English novelist and poet. Youriévitch also contributed to British art, including sporting art and modern sculpture. He also focused on garden and fountain pieces. In 1957 he obtained American citizenship. Youriévitch taught sculpture at the Guildford School of Art in the 1950s.
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