"Irénée Rochard Large Art Deco Sculpture Panthers"Irénée Rochard (1906 -1984) pair of panthers large art deco sculpture, black marble base two small chips see photos Irénée Félix René Rochard, born January 16, 1906 in Villefranche-sur-Saône and died March 29, 1984 in Paris, is a French animal sculptor. From 1924 to 1928, he studied at the schools of Fine and Decorative Arts, from 1938, he was a member of the National Society of Fine Arts. Between the two world wars, he was close to other animal sculptors, such as François Pompon and Édouard-Marcel Sandoz. He sculpted hundreds of animals, horses, monkeys, gazelles, panthers, cubs, ducks, bison, pelicans, dromedaries, dogs and others in the Art Deco style. He uses ceramics, wood, granite and marble, but especially bronze.