4 июня 2014
AFTER A MODEL BY SERGE ZELIKSON, INSCRIBED WITH A SIGNATURE, 20TH CENTURY
Bronze with green patina, height 28 cm, length 29 cm.
Early 20th century Paris was the centre of artistic life and beckoned many young talented people from all over the world. The two Russian-born sculptors, Serge Zelikson (1890–1966) and Léon Indenbaum (1890–1981) were no exception to this phenomenon. Zelikson moved to Paris around 1914 and studied at the École des Beaux-Arts de Paris and worked in a studio previously occupied by Auguste Rodin. Léon Indenbaum went to Paris in 1911 and completed his training in the workshop of the sculptor Antoine Bourdelle. Indenbaum moved in the circles of such great artists as Soutine, Chagall and Modigliani – becoming the close friend of the latter. Both sculptors exhibited in the Salons d’Autumne and Salons des Indépendants, as well as participating in the First Russian Exhibition of Arts and Crafts at London’s Whitechapel Gallery in 1921. While Zelikson’s “Sudarushka” is striking in its monumental, elongated, static but yet decorative form, Inbenbaum’s relatively unelaborated “Nude” impresses through its modest sensitivity.
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