Rembrandt Bugatti

October 16, 1884 – January 8, 1916

Rembrandt Bugatti was an Italian sculptor, known primarily for his bronze sculptures of wildlife subjects. During World War I he volunteered for paramedical work at a military hospital in Antwerp, an experience which triggered in Bugatti the onset of depression–aggravated by financial problems–which eventually caused him to commit suicide on 8 January 1916 in Paris, France. He was only 31 years old.