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Pierre LE FAGUAYS (1892-1962), Art Déco Bronzeplastik...

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Material: bronze, patinated, Signature: on the back of the bronze base 'P. LE FAGUAYS', stamped 'BRONZE' underneath, plaque on the back of the base with the inscription 'MUTUELLE DES QUINCAILLERS...' Dimensions: 48 x 28.4 x 20 cm, Weight: 9.2 kg, Condition: good, Comment: Pierre Le Faguays (* 1892 in Nantes; + September 8, 1962 in Paris) was a French sculptor of the Art Deco period. During the First World War, Le Faguays met the sculptors Marcel Bouraine and Max Le Verrier while a prisoner of war in Germany; they remained friends for the rest of their lives and often worked together. He studied with both of them at the École des Beaux-Arts in Geneva. Here he was a student of the sculptor James Vibert. After the Second World War, he worked as a painter on the Place du Tertre in the Montmartre district of Paris.