"Léon Perrin (1886-1978), Self-portrait To The Armies, Large Bronze Medallion Dated 1916"Léon PERRIN (1886-1976)
Self-portrait to the armies
Applied bronze medallion
Entitled "frontières 1916"
Diameter: 17 cm
Charles Léon Perrin, born in Le Locle on 19.11.1886 and died in Rochefort on 29.9.1978. Training as an engraver at the art school of La Chaux-de-Fonds (1900-1904), then stays in Milan and Paris, drawing and sculpture courses at Charles L'Eplattenier, long trips to Europe, in company including Le Corbusier. Co-founder of the Art Workshops gathered at La Chaux-de-Fonds (1910) and of L'Œuvre (1913). Perrin taught at the gymnasium and art school (1929-1952) in La Chaux-de-Fonds. Besides reliefs and sculptures for public spaces, such as the Girardet Memorial in Le Locle (1947), he produced numerous sculptures and bronze busts in Rodin's line (Pénélope, Musée d'art et d'histoire of Neuchâtel, etc.).
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