Louis Féron, Male Torso, Carved Wood Sculpture, 1990

Louis Féron, Male Torso, Carved Wood Sculpture, 1990
Louis Féron, Male Torso, Carved Wood Sculpture, 1990
Louis Féron, Male Torso, Carved Wood Sculpture, 1990
Louis Féron, Male Torso, Carved Wood Sculpture, 1990

Louis Féron, Male Torso, Carved Wood Sculpture, 1990
(French, 1901 1998) was a sculptor, chaser, gold- and silversmith. He was born in Rouen. Normandy, and apprenticed in Paris in the Volk Bronze Figure Workshop as a figure and ornament ciseleur. In 1933, he won the title of Best chaser, gold- and silversmith of France for a goldsmith work called Head of Jean, now on permanent collection in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. He was named Commande de lOrdre du Travail by the French government and decorated in the Sorbonne. He immigrated to Costa Rica during the Great Depression, living and working there from 1934 1945, where he ran his own workshop. In 1935 he was appointed professor at the Public Works School in Costa Rica. From 1939 1940, he created the Salón Dorado (Golden Room) in what was then La Sabana International Airport Diplomat Lounge, now part of the Cost Rican Museum of Art. This is a stucco-and-bas-relief mural covering 150 square meters and representing major events and periods in Costa Rican history from pre-Columbian times up to 1940. In 1987, he received a commendation from the Costa Rican government for his great contribution to the artistic and cultural heritage of the nation. Feron left Costa Rica for New York City in 1945, and he became an American citizen in 1951. In the United States he designed and created sacred vessels, jewelry, and sculpture for private clients as well as for the firms Rubel, Van Cleef and Arpels. Verdura, Schlumberger, Bronzini, Cartier, David Web, Tiffany & Co. And Steuben Glass Works. His work has been accepted in the collections of Musee d’Art Moderne. Paris, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Currier Museum of Art. Manchester, NH; the Virginia Museum, Richmond, VA; and the Cathedral of Detroit, MI. Feron married the dancer Leslie Snow in 1962 and established a workshop in New Hampshire. In 1977, he was awarded an honorary Doctor of Humane letter by Plymouth State College. In 1995, thirty-five of his pieces formed an exhibit at the Musee des Arts Decoratifs. Feron taught a number of prominent artists over the years, many of whom maintain their own workshops and carry on his traditions, including Pierre Etienne Lahaussois and Carvin French. Please observe photos carefully, as they are a significant part of the description. Any potential defect shown in the photos, but not mentioned in the description will be considered as described. We guarantee the authenticity of all items to be as represented. Ashville Fine Arts Gallery specializes in a variety of fine art, antiques, jewelry, collectibles and rare finds. If you have not seen something that interests you or that you collect, please visit often and check our ever expanding inventory. We make a best effort to provide a fair and descriptive condition report. Please examine the photos attentively, as they are an integral part of item descriptions. Domestic & International Customers are Welcome! All items are carefully packed and insured. The item “Louis Féron, Male Torso, Carved Wood Sculpture, 1990″ is in sale since Wednesday, June 20, 2018. This item is in the category “Art\Art Sculptures”. The seller is “ashvillegallery” and is located in New York, New York. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Size: Medium (up to 36in.)
  • Region of Origin: Europe
  • Artist: Louis Féron
  • Style: Modern
  • Listed By: Dealer or Reseller
  • Quantity Type: Single-Piece Work
  • Medium: Wood
  • Date of Creation: 1900-1949
  • Type: Bust
  • Features: Signed
  • Year: 1990
  • Width (Inches): 10.25
  • Color: Brown
  • Placement: Table
  • Subject: Male
  • Culture: French
  • Originality: Original
  • Height (Inches): 29.5

Louis Féron, Male Torso, Carved Wood Sculpture, 1990
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