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Félix Charpentier (1858-1924) Bronze Bust Art Nouveau Era
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"Félix Charpentier (1858-1924) Bronze Bust Art Nouveau Era"
Félix CHARPENTIER (1858-1924) Woman in bust, circa 1900 Gilded bronze on a base onyx. Signed on the shoulder Perfect condition Maurice Félix Charpentier is a French sculptor, born in Bollène January 10, 1858 and died in the 14th arrondissement of Paris December 7, 1924 First student of the school of fine arts of Avignon, Félix Charpentier was admitted to the workshops of Jules Cavelier and Amédée Doublemard at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris in 1877. From 1879, he presented his works at the Salon des artistes français and he appeared there every year. He was awarded a silver medal at the 1889 World Fair and his fame grew steadily. He received, in 1890, the first class medal and the price of the Salon for marble La Chanson then, in 1893, the medal of honor for the marble of his Wrestlers. This work will be acquired by the State and adorns, since 1905, the place of the town hall of Bollène. Named knight of the Legion of Honor, it is decorated on April 21, 1892 in Avignon by the prefect of Vaucluse, following the inauguration on July 14, 1891, of the Monument of the centenary of the annexation of Avignon and the Comtat Venaissin to France, which he realized. He was promoted to the Legion of Honor on 9 February 1901. In 1899, Austria awarded Félix Charpentier the grand gold medal at the Vienna International Triennial Exhibition for the Sleeping Globe. In 1900, he was elected mayor of Chassant (Eure-et-Loir) where he took up residence. More than 350 Charpentier's works are listed to date. He is credited with numerous statues preserved in several national museums, such as L'Étoile Filante (Nimes Museum of Fine Arts) or Illusion (1895 Salon). After the storm, he exhibited a monumental Sapphic chimney at the Salon of 1899. His works adorn public gardens (Paris, Avignon). A large number of his sculptures have been published in bronze. From 1893, the State commissioned several public monuments, be it the decoration of the Gare de Lyon in Paris, or the bas-relief Contemporary Art for the facade of the Grand Palais in Paris . After the war, he was ordered many war memorials: in his adoption department, Eure-et-Loir: Beville-le-Comte, Bonneval, Brou, Chassant, Combres, Dangeau, Fretigny, Fruncé, Unverre; in his native Provence: Bollène, Roquemaure, Sainte-Cécile-les-Vignes, Saint-Paul-Trois-Châteaux; in other departments: Misy-sur-Yonne (Seine-et-Marne) and Genas (Gard). He made many busts and medallions such as those of Frédéric Mistral or Gaston Boissier (Museum of Fine Arts of Nîmes), Jean-Marie Mengue, Paul Doumer, Gaston Doumergue ...
Price : 480 €
Artist : Félix Charpentier (1858-1924)
Period:19th century
Style:Art Nouveau
Condition : Excellent

Material : Bronze doré et onyx
Width : 14
Height : 24

Reference : 512861
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