37″H x 14″W x 12″D
Striking large bronze sculpture by noted French artist and sculptor, Emile Louis Picault. This bronze sculpture features a nude male, with a torch in his hand and book at his feet. It is titled Le Genie de L’Humanite. A foundry mark is found on the back of the piece.
About the Artist:
Emile Louis Picault was born in Paris, France in 1833. He is best known for works depicting allegorical and patriotic subjects. He was a very prolific artist, creating several hundred different models. He began exhibiting his works at the Paris Salon from 1863 through 1909. He died in 1915. His works are in collections and museums throughout Europe and America.
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Owl by Nicodemus Pottery has a matte milky white finish with bits of brick red pottery peeking through. Round yellow eyes, a black beak, and black talons complete this design.
About the Artist: Chester Nicodemus (1901-1990) was a Columbus, Ohio potter, sculptor, and teacher known for his small clay birds, as well as other wildlife, teapots and pitchers. His pieces are recognizable as being produced with variously colored translucent glazes, which enhanced the redness of the high iron content of Ohio clay to create a russet brown undertone.
Nicodemus earned a degree from Cleveland Art School and then went on to teach at Dayton Art School and Wittenberg college. In 1932, he became dean at the Columbus College of Art and Design and later taught at Ohio State University and served as president of the Columbus Art League. All of Nicodemus' molds and glazes were destroyed upon his death at his request.
This owl is one of hundreds of pieces of ceramics that are available at our location in Grandview! Come in today and see the full collection.