“Time” by French Art-Deco sculptor Raoul Eugène Lamourdedieu, 1877-1953, signed on one end. The movement of time is depicted by a clock face with rays intersecting a child and an adult woman. Paris, c.1930.
22.5” long x 10.5” high x 4.25” thick
French sculptor and medallist Raoul Lamourdedieu studied at the L’Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Bordeaux, and continued his studies in Paris. He was made a Chevalier de la Légion d’honneur. In 1900 he helped develop decorative sculptures that decorated the Grand Palais, in Paris.
In 1930, he became a professor at the L’Ecole des Beaux-Arts, in Paris. His works were exhibited in many of the major cities of France, and are in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art in Paris, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. His work, influenced first by Rodin, and later by the work of Bourdelle and Maillol, was in line with the figurative tradition.Benezit Dictionnaire des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs et Graveurs
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