Alexandre Kelety. Rare bronze archer. 70cm 27"

Alexandre Kelety. (actif 1918-1940)

Rare impressive patinated bronze archer.
70cm 18cm 40cm
French. Circa 1930
Excellent condition.

Bio :

The date of birth of Alexandre Kéléty is not mentioned in the literature. He was active as an artist, sculptor, painter and engraver from 1918 until his death in 1940.

Kéléty married Hélène Grün Kéléty, daughter of the French naturalized Russian painter Maurice Grün.

At the end of the First World War, he emigrated to France, where he became a pupil of the Hungarian painter and engraver Imre Karoly Simay in Toulouse. He then studies in Paris. In his works, he often represents animals as well as the theme of childhood. He also produces chryselephantine busts and statuettes depicting dancers and mythological figures in art deco style. His favorite materials are bronze, ivory, marble and ceramics.

Between WWI and WW2, he exhibited several times at the Salon of the Society of French Artists in Paris. In 1927, he presents a bust in terracotta. In 1928 and 1930, he presents bronze and ivory figurines. These are made by art editor Arthur Goldscheider. At the 1925 International Exhibition of Modern Decorative and Industrial Arts, his work is presented both on the Goldscheider stand and on Edmond Etling's stand. At the Paris Universal Exhibition in 1937, he presented sculptures made and adapted by Etling and "Les Neveux de Jules Lehmann" foundries. He also presents animal sculptures made by Mr. Ollier.
Kéléty also creates daily objects in the art deco style, such as electric lamps, ashtrays and incense burners.
In 1939, Kéléty publishes advertisements for drawing classes given at 20 rue Ernest Cresson, Paris3.
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sold 03 2019 (EU)
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