Isidore Jules Bonheur
- Category : Art-Fine-art-artist
- Type : GP
- Profile : 6/2 - Role Model / Hermit
- Definition : Split - Small (28,32,58)
- Incarnation Cross : LAX Dedication 1
French sculptor, one of the 19th century's most distinguished French animalier sculptors. Isidore Jules is the younger brother of artist Rosa Bonheur.
Many of his bronzes were edited by the founder Hippolyte Peyrol, his uncle by marriage. The Peyrol casts for both Rosa and Isidore Bonheur are exceptionally well executed, which suggests a strong working relationship between the founder and sculptor. There is little doubt that Isidore Bonheur was an acute observer of nature; his animals were not anthropomorphized, but modelled to catch movement or posture characteristic of the particular species. He achieved this most successfully with his sculptures of horses, which are usually depicted as relaxed rather than spirited, and which are among his most renowned works.