Saturday, February 07, 2009

Art Blogging: Edouard-Marcel Sandoz

Edouard-Marcel Sandoz (1881-1971) was a Swiss sculptor who worked in bronze, stone, and ceramics. He studied in Geneva and at the Academy in Paris. Sandoz was associated with the Art Nouveau and Art Deco movements, and his subject matter was mostly the human figure and animals. During the First World War, he began producing ceramic bottles, boxes, and tableware in the shape of animals for the Haviland Limoges company, and continued to work with that firm for thirty years.

One of his most iconic images is that of this condor, produced in granite.

Nursing Mother, bronze, Garden of the National Museum, Monaco.

An Important and Unique Cat, marble.


Ken L. Hagler said...

I just want to thank you for continuing this segment! I really have never had classes in art appreciation so I'm always learning here. Thank you.

John said...

Thanks, Ken! I'm going to have a bunch of Art Deco posts this week.