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Elephant pulling out a tree trunk - Gustave HIERHOLTZ (1877-1954)
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Period :
20th century
Artist :
Hierholtz
Provenance :
France
Medium :
Bronze
Dimensions :
H. 14.57 inch
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Elephant pulling out a tree trunk - Gustave HIERHOLTZ (1877-1954)

Bronze with a nuanced dark brown patina.
cast by SUSSE

France
circa 1930
Height 37 cm
Length 40 cm

Biography :
Gustave Hierholtz (1877-1954) was a Franco-Swiss sculptor. Born in Lausanne to Alsatian parents, he studied at the National School of Decorative Arts in Paris. He then studied in the studio of master Rodin. He exhibited in Paris in 1904 at the ‘Nationale des Beaux-Arts’ before taking part in 1907 at the ‘Salon des Artistes Français’ where he received a medal in 1907 and then in 1908. Hierholtz became a member of the Salon in 1909 and became a resident of the villa Abd-el-Tif (Algeria) in 1912. In Algiers, he made statuettes very popular with amateurs.

War declared, Hierholtz was mobilized in 1914 and left for Indochina in 1915. Seriously wounded during a fight against the rebels, he was repatriated to France for treatment. He then returned to Hanoi from 1919 to 1930, where he headed the School of Applied Arts (Professional School of Hanoi). Under his direction, students such as Le Pho, Mai Thu and Vu Cao Dam learned the basics of art and thus passed the entrance examination for the new School of Fine Arts in Indochina, which opened in 1925.

At the same time as his teaching, Hierholtz continued his creation. His sculptures helped to make Indochinese culture known in Europe. He was the author, among other works, of the Hanoi War Memorial (1928) and the Statue of Marshal Foch (1932). Part of his production was also dedicated to animal art, which was also very successful. Returning definitively to France in 1935, Hierholtz set up his workshop in Sceaux and worked there until his death. Several of his works are now exhibited at the Quai Branly museum in Paris: “Le mandarin King-Loi”, “Vieillard annamite” or “Homme indochinois”…

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