Théodore

Ballu

Artistic period 1801 to 1850

Nationality

French

Birth

1817 (Paris)

Death

1885 (Paris)

Biography

Théodore Ballu (* June 8, 1817 in Paris; † May 22, 1885 there) was a French architect and winner of the Prix de Rome in the architecture category.

The work of the Grand by Théodore Ballu seems all too often to be reduced to the realization of the Trinity Church of La Trinité (Paris) and the transformation of the Hôtel de Ville, the Paris City Hall. Even though these two works made up a large part of his career, they concealed his broad oeuvre, which manifested itself in a multitude of public buildings, mostly of a religious nature, and private buildings.