Albert Ernest Carrier-Belleuse (1824–1887) A renowned French sculptor, a student of David d’Angers at the École des Beaux-Arts. Auguste Rodin worked as his assistant between 1864 and 1870. In 1862 Carrier-Belleuse was one of the founding members of the Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts, and was made an Officier of the Légion d’honneur. He was also made artistic director at the Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres in 1876. He was one of the founding members of the Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts.