Bronze with a gilded patina
cast by SIOT
height 53 cm
Louis Chalon (1866-1940) was a French painter, illustrator and sculptor. After studying painting with Jules Lefebre and Boulanger, Louis Chalon began his career as an illustrator. In 1898, he created a series of trompe-l'œil illustrations for porcelain. In 1900, he became known for his drawings in newspapers such as illustrated Le Figaro, L'illustration or La Vie Parisienne.
At the same time, he continued his activity on design and created many interior objects (lamps, inkwells, vases, clocks), where he used the popular theme of the flower-woman.
Louis Chalon exhibited regularly at the Salon of the Society of French Artists. He took part in the 1900 Paris World Fair and exhibited at the Salon from 1898 to 1911 as a painter, book illustrator and sculptor. The artistic trend of Art Nouveau was represented in his works with ancient subjects, mythological, busts and Wagnerian characters. He was also the author of a remarkable suite of illustrations by Rabelais. His works are exhibited at the Petit-Palais Museum in Paris and the Museum of Fine Arts in Brussels.