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Raoul Lamourdedieu. "Ode to the Sun" bronze pair

Ode To The Sun.
A strong art deco bronze pair by Raoul Lamourdedieu.
French. Circa 1930.
Excellent silver and gold patina.
Signed on the bases.

Price is for pair.

Raoul Lamourdedieu (1877-1953)
Wikipedia (in french) : Raoul Lamourdedieu
In 1884, Raoul Lamourdedieu joined Ecole des Beaux-Arts de Bordeaux and started to work wood carving.
He continued his studies at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris atelier Falguiere and Charpentier.
In 1900, he produced sculptures for decoration of the Grand Palais in Paris.
In 1908, his studio is located at 11 Impasse Ronsin in the 15th arrondissement of Paris.
Lamourdedieu presented his works in various exhibitions until 1930, when he became a professor at the School of Fine Arts, where Jacques Gestalder is his student.
Initially influenced by Auguste Rodin's work Lamourdedieu then approaches the Antoine Bourdelle and Aristide Maillol style, in line with the figurative tradition.
In the 1920s, he sculpted bas-relief of the Force, work depicting the confrontation between a man and a bull.

Museums :
Musée d'art moderne de la ville de Paris
Musée d'art et d'archéologie du Périgord à Périgueux
Musée des beaux-arts d'Agen

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