"Art Deco Woman Profile By Guido Cacciapuoti (1892-1953)"Beautiful profile of a young woman in Art Deco style, with red patina, made in the 1930s (probably in Milan).
In sandstone and painted wooden base.
Signed under the neck.
Height with base: 46 cm.
Height without base: 30 cm.
Width: 21 cm.
Depth: 9.2 cm.
Guido Cacciapuoti (1892, Naples - 1953, Milan):
Guido Cacciapuoti belongs to an ancient Neapolitan family of majolica makers. Very young, he learned the secrets of the art of ceramics. A highly talented modeler, he stands out for his magnificent animal sculptures.
In 1915, he moved with his brother Mario to Trévisse, where he worked for the Gregorifactory and sometimes worked with the Lazzar & Marcon factory. He also successfully participates in the Treviso art exhibition. In 1920, he exhibited several works at the Venice Biennale, and the following year he presented his work at the Treviso Regional Art Exhibition. Among his clients are Prince George of England, the King of Italy, and politicians Mussolini and Starace. In 1927, with his brother Mario and Angelo Bignami, he founded the Gres d'Arte Cacciapuoti Bignami and C. factory, whose headquarters are in Milan. In 1930, due to the premature death of his brother, Guido remained the sole owner of the company. The manufacture was immediately successful and became famous for the realistic animal sculptures created by Guido.