"Ary Bitter (1883-1973) Large Bronze Art Deco"Important bronze sculpture signed ARY BITTER Art Deco period circa 1925-30 in finely chiseled bronze and beautifully patinated gold, silver and medal bearing the workshop stamp of the founder LNJN Paris (LES NEVEUX DE J. LEHMANN). DIMENSIONS: 68 cm high X 45 cm wingspan. Allegorical composition depicting a young huntress diana with braided hair holding a large, eventful bow in her arms, she is standing on a natural mound in the company of her Borzoi dog tenderly leaning alongside her body. Good general condition, some wear to the patina. Note that this model is estimated in Paris at Maître Aguttes in Drouot for an amount of approximately € 6,000.Stressed that an identical model with a nuanced green patina was auctioned on Wednesday June 09, 2010 at Doyle in New York for a amount of $ 10,000 (approximately € 8,600). Ary Jean Léon Bitter known as Ary Bitter (1883-1973) is a French painter, designer and sculptor. He entered the School of Fine Arts in Marseille in 1895 and studied sculpture under the direction of Emile Aldebert. In 1900 he obtained the First Prize, in the "torso" section. Bitter won in 1902 the competition which sent him to study in Paris, at the school of fine arts, where he entered the studio of master Ernest Louis Barrias. At the same time, he attended Jules Coutan's studio. He exhibited in 1910 at the Salon des Artistes Français and received an honorable mention with his Child with a kid, then a silver medal at the 1921 Salon for Fillette et cabris. In 1923, he made the mascot for Mrs. Louis Renault's personal car. In 1924, Bitter finally received the gold medal at the Salon. In 1925, Ary Bitter exhibited alongside Paul Sylvestre, Maximilien Fiot, Roger Godchaux and Georges Guyot at the Susse gallery on boulevard de la Madeleine. The same year, he exhibited at the International Exhibition of Modern Decorative and Industrial Arts in Paris, then had twenty-nine of his works published by Susse during the interwar period and sixteen others by Les Neveux by J. Lehmann. The consecration comes to him when he is declared out of competition at the 1932 Salon, and receives the Legion of Honor the same year. Bitter participated in 1937 in the International Exhibition of Arts and Techniques in Paris, where he exhibited glassware, chamotte stoneware, in the company of Bouraine at the Palais de la Céramique, and Héraklès, a bronze, at the Palais du Métal, in company by Guyot, Guino and Fiot. Les Neveux by J. Lehmann, also abbreviated LN Paris JL) is a Parisian art foundry, mainly renowned for the production and distribution of bronze statuettes in the Art Deco period of the 1920s and 1930s. The headquarters of the company was located at 26 rue de Paradis, in Paris. Another part of the company was located at 14, avenue de l'Opéra. The foundry has produced works of renowned artists such as: Demetre Chiparus, Maurice Guiraud-Rivière, Jean-Antoine Injalbert, Agathon Léonard, Giacomo Merculiano, Constant Roux, Joé Descomps-Cormier, Pierre Le Faguays, Raoul Lamourdedieu, Jan and Joël Martel, Gaston Hauchecorne, Madeleine Granger Claire Colinet, Amedeo Gennarelli, Alfred Pina, Georges Chauvel and Jean Ortis. Production ended with World War II and the German occupation of France.