Established 1964
Back

LUCILLE SÉVIN (worked c.1920-c.1940) Full Bio

‘The Dancers'

LUCILLE SÉVIN (worked c.1920-c.1940) Full Bio

‘The Dancers'

REF No. B69060

France, Circa 1930

H   52 cm | 20 in
W   40 cm | 15 in
D   13 cm | 5 in

Signed to the bronze base 'L. Sévin’ and 'ETLING, Paris'.

Lucille Sévin was a very accomplished sculptor particularly known for her fine bronze figures and relief plaques.

Actively working from 1920-1940 she exhibited in Paris at the Salon des Artistes Français, winning a bronze medal in 1932, a silver medal in 1937 and a gold medal at the Exposition Universelle in Paris the same year.

As well as sculpting exceptional bronze and ivory figures Lucille Sévin also designed a number of opaline glass sculptures of dancers, which were made by the Choisy-Le-Roi glass works. The figures often depicted famous celebrities of the day, such as the dancer Isadora Duncan. Inspired by the Ballet Russe and the exotic dancers from around the world that were drawn to Paris, with its ardour for Jazz and hedonistic distraction, dancers were particularly popular subjects in the Art Deco period.


Makers Bibliography:

Bryan Catley, Art Deco and Other Figures, Antique Collectors Club, (Woodbridge, UK) 1984, p. 293.

Arwas, Victor, Art Deco, Academy Editions, (London), 1980 p. 250.

Gallagher, Fiona, Christies’s Art Deco, Pavilion Books (London) 2002, pp. 61, 139, 141.

Catley, Bryan, Art Deco and Other Figures, Antique Collectors’ Club, (Woodbridge, UK), 1984, p. 293. Arwas, Victor, Art Deco, Academy Editions (London), 1980, p. 250.

Artist Biography

Lucille Sévin was a very accomplished sculptor particularly known for her fine bronze figures and relief plaques.

Actively working from 1920-1940 she exhibited in Paris at the Salon des Artistes Français, winning a bronze medal in 1932, a silver medal in 1937 and a gold medal at the Exposition Universelle in Paris the same year.

As well as sculpting exceptional bronze and ivory figures Lucille Sévin also designed a number of opaline glass sculptures of dancers, which were made by the Choisy-Le-Roi glass works. The figures often depicted famous celebrities of the day, such as the dancer Isadora Duncan. Inspired by the Ballet Russe and the exotic dancers from around the world that were drawn to Paris, with its ardour for Jazz and hedonistic distraction, dancers were particularly popular subjects in the Art Deco period.


Makers Bibliography:

Bryan Catley, Art Deco and Other Figures, Antique Collectors Club, (Woodbridge, UK) 1984, p. 293.

Arwas, Victor, Art Deco, Academy Editions, (London), 1980 p. 250.

Literature

Gallagher, Fiona, Christies’s Art Deco, Pavilion Books (London) 2002, pp. 61, 139, 141.

Catley, Bryan, Art Deco and Other Figures, Antique Collectors’ Club, (Woodbridge, UK), 1984, p. 293. Arwas, Victor, Art Deco, Academy Editions (London), 1980, p. 250.

A Fine Patinated bronze Figure of A Native American Scout
A Fine Patinated Bronze Figure of a Native American Scout With Rifle
'Sinnierender Krieger' (The Thoughtful Warrior) - A Bronze Figure
A Rare Russian Patinated Bronze Bust of Napoleon
'An Egyptian Woman With Child' - A Fine Patinated Bronze Figural Group
A Gilt-Bronze Bacchanalian Putto Figure
'L'innocence Tourmentée Par L'amour' - A Patinated Bronze Figural Group
'David Vainqueur de Goliath'
La Nature Se Devoilant Devant La Science
A Finely Carved Marble Portrait Relief of a Lady in a Giltwood Frame
A Multi-Patinated Bronze Figure of an Egyptian Dancer
'Les violettes' - A Fine Gilt-Bronze Allegorical Sculpture
'The Soldier of Marathon'
'The Juggler' - A Fine Art Deco Silvered Bronze Figure
'Au But' (To the Goal)  - A Very Fine Patinated Bronze Figural Group
A Bronze Figural Group of Two Borzoi Hounds by Mathilde Thomas-Soyer
'Le Génie de la Danse' by Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux
'Bacchantes' - A Fine Patinated Bronze Figural Group
A Pair of Large and Finely Patinated Bronze Models Of A Cow and A Bull
A Pair of Patinated Bronze Allegorical Busts of Autumn and Spring