Original plaster painted in dark green
height 94 cm
A similar model in bronze is reproduced in "Lucien Gibert", Armand Lanoux, Editions Vendôme, Paris, 1974, page 60.
Lucien Gibert (1904-1988) was a French sculptor. He began his artistic training in the workshop of his father, a cabinet-maker. First entered the School of Fine Arts in his hometown, Saint-Etienne, he then studied under Jean Boucher at the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris. Gibert however prefered freelancing under the guidance of Charles Despiau, who guided his efforts towards an unconventional art.
Highly influenced by Aristide Maillol, Gibert first practiced direct carving in wood and stone. He exhibited in 1923 at the Salon of French Artists and the Salon des Independants. He received the gold medal in 1937 at the International Exhibition in Paris. Awarded from French Equatorial Africa in 1948, he first traveled to Algeria and black Africa and related sketches and photographs inspiring him many sculptures then exhibited at the Salon of French Artists. He was awarded Knight of the Legion of Honor in 1950.
Lucien Gibert made many sculptures for the French State as Young Girl from the South, exhibited in the museum of Montpellier, Algerian dancer made for the France Overseas Museum or Offering, Maternity , ... for the Museum of Modern Art in Paris. He also made over two hundred medals for the Paris Mint, institution of which he was director.
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