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FRITZ FERDINAND PREISS (1882-1943) Full Bio

'Lighter Than Air' - A Very Fine Art Deco Figure

FRITZ FERDINAND PREISS (1882-1943) Full Bio

'Lighter Than Air' - A Very Fine Art Deco Figure

REF No. B73921

France, Circa 1925

H   33 cm | 12 in

Inscribed to plaque on base "Lighter than Air 'Ada May' by F. Preiss"

Born in Erbach-Odenwald on 13th February 1882, he Studied in Paris and worked with Prof. Poertzel in Berlin. Preiss worked to a great extent with ivory and used the combination of ivory and bronze with magnificent results. His family were renowned ivory carvers and his skill, detailing and modelling in this medium was unsurpassed in the Art Deco era. His stunning young ladies of the early 20th Century captured the energy and seduction of the Period and his models of children are exquisite

Alberto Shayo, Ferdinand Preiss, Art Deco Sculptor, The Fire and the flame, Woodbridge, 2005, 183.
Bryan Catley, Art Deco and other Figures, Woodbridge, 2000, p.273.

Artist Biography
Born in Erbach-Odenwald on 13th February 1882, he Studied in Paris and worked with Prof. Poertzel in Berlin. Preiss worked to a great extent with ivory and used the combination of ivory and bronze with magnificent results. His family were renowned ivory carvers and his skill, detailing and modelling in this medium was unsurpassed in the Art Deco era. His stunning young ladies of the early 20th Century captured the energy and seduction of the Period and his models of children are exquisite
Literature

Alberto Shayo, Ferdinand Preiss, Art Deco Sculptor, The Fire and the flame, Woodbridge, 2005, 183.
Bryan Catley, Art Deco and other Figures, Woodbridge, 2000, p.273.

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