Friday, June 12, 2015

Paul Lanier ( 1932 - 11 June 2015)


Saint-Claude pipe sculptor Paul Lanier passed away yesterday at the age of 83.






  He lived his life to the fullest,


Paul Lanier, 4 years old, with a dream


Saint-Claude rugby team, Paul Lanier is center front row, 1953



Trans. "Watch out for those two! They look quite respectable, and then they start making acrobaties in restricted areas! JUST LIKE THIS GUY PAUL LANIER!" Cartoon by Jacques Faizant. N.D.R. It is rumored by sources that wish to remain anonymous, that Paul flew above the field of the local stadium at a strictly forbidden height during the opening ceremony of local festivities.


"Running out of imagination, I don't know what that is,"




"I had the chance of learning a trade that I loved my whole life,"


"whether it takes two or three weeks, I don't care, I am having fun,"



"I never get bored."



Throughout the years, numerous personalities and Premiers Fumeurs de France, whose portrait he carved, saluted his unique talent,


Bernard Blier, 1977


Roger Rocher, 1978


Henri Verneuil, 1978


Jacques Faizant, 1980


Jean Poiret, 1982


Michel Malinovsky, 1984


Claude Brosset, 1985


Bertrand Blier, 1985



Robert Lamoureux, 1986


Michel Drucker, 1987


Louis Le Prince Ringuet, 1987


Claude Chabrol, 1988


Jack Dieval, 1989


Francis Perrin, 1990


Pierre Miquel, 1991

Gérard D'Aboville, 1992


Nino Ferrer, 1993


Michel Field, 1994


Jean-Louis Foulquier, 1996

 
Paul Bocuse, 1998


 
Charles Villers, 2000


 
Raymond Forni, 2001


 
André Santini, 2006


 
Patrick-Louis Vuitton, 2007


Lanier will be remembered as a pipe sculptor of exception and a true free-spirit.


"Les Blés" by Lanier




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