"Arab Horseman - Paul Loiseau-rousseau (1861-1927)"Bronze sculpture with dark brown patina
height 38 cm
length of the base 31.5 cm
Paul Loiseau-Rousseau (1861-1927) was a French sculptor known for his Orientalist subjects. He was a pupil of Barrau at the Fine arts School in Paris, and received a travel grant from the Superior Council of Fine Arts in 1892. His travels in Africa inspired him to orientalist scenes and wildcat hunts. He then produced characters typical of this continent with a concern for ethnic realism and great anatomical precision. He was also interested in bullfighting and certain characters from the Middle Ages and the Renaissance.
Paul Loiseau-Rousseau exhibited regularly at the Salon of the Society of French Artists from 1886 until 1914, and obtained several awards: a third medal in 1892, a second in 1895 and a first medal at the Universal Exhibition of 1900. In addition, he participated from 1890 to 1910 in the annual fair of the Society of Friends of the Arts of Angers.
Paul Loiseau-Rousseau also presented many bronzes at the Salon to which he added other materials, such as marble or ivory, without forgetting his terracotta and plasterwork. Loiseau-Rousseau was made a Knight of the Legion of Honor in 1901. Several of his works of orientalist inspiration can be seen at the museums of Amiens, Tourcoing and Nice.