"Hauling Horse - Charles Artus (1897-1978)"Bronze with brown patina nuanced.
high. 10,2 cm
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Charles Artus (1897-1978) is an animal sculptor French. He was a pupil in Paris of animal sculptors like Edouard Navellier, then François Pompon in the 1920s. He exhibited from 1920 to 1927 at the Salon des Artistes Français before becoming a perpetual sociétaire. The Salon des Indépendants, the National Society of Fine Arts and the Salon des Artistes Décorateurs exhibit his shipments until 1941. Artus is a member of the "Group of XII" with Jouve, Hilbert, Poupelet, Lemar, Guyot, Bigot ..., a group of animal sculptors formed by Pompon in 1931, and whose first exhibition took place in May 1932 in the salons of the hotel Ruhlmann, in Paris. Artus creates his own workshop rue de Vaugirard and acquires a great notoriety which allows him to present his works in the galleries Edgar Brandt, Charpentier or Bernheim young. He left Paris in 1940 to settle permanently in Etretat where he continues his production for amateurs and museums until his death in 1978. Artus collaborates almost his entire career with the smelter Valsuani which he appreciates the precision patinas as well as the very polished rendering of the fonts.
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