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Lucien GIBERT French Art Deco Man Bust Terracotta, 1930s

French Art Deco Terracotta Sculpture
by Lucien GIBERT (1904-1988)
France, 1930s

BUST OF MAN

Height : 21.25"(54cm), Width : 15.75"(40cm), Depth : 9.8"(25cm)

Excellent+++++ condition !

Signed "L.Gibert" on a shoulder (see photo)



Lucien Gibert (1904-1988) is a French sculptor. He begins his artistic training in the workshop of his cabinetmaker father. He first enters the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in his hometown, Saint-Etienne, and then studies under the supervision of Jean Boucher at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris. Gibert, however, prefers to work independently under the guidance of Charles Despiau, who guides his efforts towards a less conventional art.

Very influenced by Aristide Maillol, Gibert first practices direct carving on wood and stone. He exhibits from 1923 at the Salon des Artistes Français and the Salon des Indépendants. He receives the gold medal in 1937 at the International Exhibition in Paris. Laureate and grant holder of French Equatorial Africa in 1948, he travels first to Algeria, then to black Africa and brings back sketches and photographs inspiring him many sculptures that he exhibits at the Salon des Artistes Français. He is made Knight of the Legion of Honor in 1950.

Gibert carries out numerous State commissions, such as Jeune Fille du Sud, exhibited at the Montpellier museum, Algerian Dancer for the French Overseas Museum or Offering, Woman at the bottom, Maternity,… for the Art Museum Modern of the City of Paris, he is also the author of more than two hundred medals for the Monnaie de Paris, an institution of which he was the director.






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