Bronze with a dark brown patina
Raised on a Belgian fine black marble base
height of the bronze : 49,5 cm
total height with base : 54,5 cm
Arthur Dupagne, born in Liège in 1895 and died in Brussels in 1961, was a Belgian sculptor. He was a student of Georges Petit and Oscar Berchmans at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Liege. A stay in the Belgian Congo from 1927 to 1935, where he was attached as an engineer to the exploitation of the diamond fields of Kasaï, put him in the presence of the sculpture of the Tchokwe ethnic group which upset him, while he was struck by the vigorous plastic beauty of the natives. This discovery inspired him from now on monumental sculptures which earned him numerous commissions, one for the Universal Exhibition of Paris in 1937 and another for the International Exhibition of New York in 1939. Arthur Dupagne exposed "Le Couple Bantou" on the occasion of the Universal Exhibition in Brussels in 1958, which was then considered as one of his masterpieces.
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