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Baby Reading While Eating A Cake By Berthe Savigny - Faïencerie Hb Quimper

Baby Reading While Eating A Cake By Berthe Savigny - Faïencerie Hb Quimper
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"Baby Reading While Eating A Cake By Berthe Savigny - Faïencerie Hb Quimper"
Manufacture HB Quimper. Polychrome earthenware. Around 1930. Height: 13 cm.

Berthe Savigny was born in Quimper. His father was a wine and spirits merchant but also an enlightened amateur painter. He was a friend of Gauguin, Appolinaire and Max Jacob. It is therefore in this artistic universe that Berthe Savigny grew up. Besides, his brothers and sisters have all embraced an artistic career as well as his nephews. The most famous being without a doubt Pierre De Belay, his younger brother. Suffering from a partial deafness due to an accident, the practice of art allowed him to break this isolation. It was the success of these famous babies that in 1926 brought him into contact with the Manufacture HB. In 1939 the Manufacture tried to put Berthe Savigny under contract, without ever succeeding because of lack of agreement on the latter. This did not prevent the Manufacture from publishing various models in series, the artist retaining ownership of his works. Berthe Savigny, like her younger brother, were pure autodidacts. She was not confined to modeling, she painted a lot, even if this side of her is less known. She had a rich artistic life, working in collaboration with her friend painter and poet Emile Bernard (figure of the Pont-Aven school). If many works represent children, she does not neglect landscapes, still lifes and scenes of everyday life. Her style is imbued with great tenderness and sensitivity. After his death in 1958 his nephew Paul Alexandre Savigny Trognée continued to perpetuate his aunt's work in his Parisian studio. Since 2001, the Breton art earthenware factory has been publishing, in collaboration with the family, four models of the artist.

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