Bouraine, Marcel - Biography

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Born in 1886 in Pontoise, France, Marcel André Bouraine was pupil of Joseph-Alexandre Falguière. He was taken prisoner by the Germans during the 1914-1918 war and was interned in Switzerland where he produced several monuments.

He exhibited at the Salon des Tuileries in 1922 and the Salon d'Automne in 1923.

Bouraine also produced designs for glass statues which were produced by Argy-Rousseau during the 1930s. Best known for his chryselephantine figures he also made full bronzes and figural groups, many with a classical theme.

He worked for the Publishers: Susse Frères, Etling, Arthur Goldscheider, and Max Le Verrier, who, along with Pierre Le Faguays, had a long relationship. In 1937, with an important commission, he participated in the International Exhibition of Paris with two Monumental Sculptures.

Bouraine used a pseudonym which was Derenne, he may also have used Briand (Brian), as there is a definite connection between the two as can be seen in the hoop dancer by both artists, which appears to be identical.

He died in 1948.