Argent was trained in sculpture at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia and received an MFA from the Rinehart School of Sculpture at the Maryland Institute, College of Art in Baltimore, Maryland. He has been awarded numerous fellowships including the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, the
French sculptor of the Romanticism movement. Born in the Marais district of Paris, his name is often recorded as Auguste Préault by which he was known during his lifetime.
A student of David d'Angers, Préault first exhibited at the Paris Salon in 1833. He was not favorably looked upon by some of t