Bronze with a nuanced dark brown patina
length 42 cm
François Méheut (1905-1981) was a French painter and sculptor. After three years of study at the Regional School of Fine Arts in Rennes, François Méheut was admitted to the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris where he was a pupil of Jean Boucher. In 1930, he won the Grand Prix of Rome in sculpture. Until 1940, when he was mobilized and taken prisoner, he collaborated with the Susse foundry to produce many sculptures, among them his favorite theme, Breton sailors. Méheut was appointed professor of drawing in Boulogne-sur-Mer then in Nantes at Eugène Livet high school. He abandoned then sculpture to devote himself exclusively to painting.