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Pompon Polar Bear Figurine
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Pompon Polar Bear Figurine

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François Pompon's polar bear figurine in PVC, edited in partnership with the Papo brand.

The "Pompon" line of products for children offers a stylised and colourful interpretation of the famous sculpture in the Musée d'Orsay: François Pompon's White Bear.

Its fresh and dynamic design is applied to small ...
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Characteristics

Dimensions :
8 x 3,60 x 14,5 cm
Artist :
François Pompon (1855-1933)
Material :
PVC
Original work kept at :
Paris - Musée d'Orsay
Themes :
Animals, Childhood
Art movements :
20th century, Art Déco
EAN :
3336728659730
Reference :
CJ300033

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The artist

François Pompon (1855-1933)

Son of a cabinetmaker, François Pompon entered the school of fine arts (Ecole des Beaux-Arts) of Dijon after having earned his living in Saulieu as a stone and wood worker. He studied architecture and sculpture and acquired basic knowledge in engraving.In 1874, he left for Paris and, thanks to contacts with contractors transforming Paris during the Second Empire, was able to produce decorative figures and caryatids for the façade of City Hall. For the next fifteen years, he worked as Rodin's assistant.It was only at the age of 67, with the 1922 Salon, that he attained success with the "White Bear".Especially known as a sculptor of animals, he exalted lyricism in light by polished surfaces with an economy of detail.After having been placed at the "Jardins des Plantes", the three hundred pieces bequeathed by F. Pompon were transferred to Dijon, at the Musée des Beaux-Arts.