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Jean Joachim

Baigneuse, Sculpture

France, circa 1940

SCU 12


Medium: Carved mahogany

Dimensions: 25.5 in high x 24 in wide x 12 in deep

Son of sculptor Joseph Joachim, and pupil of François Pompon at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Beaux-Arts, Jean Joachim made a strong impression during the Biennale de la Sculpture at the Musée Rodin where he presented a life-size gorilla carved directly out of a single bloc of black granite. In addition to his animal sculptures, he produced bronze and stone female nudes. He later became a professor of sculpture at the Ecole des Arts Appliqués, and, at the end of his career, a medalist. Many of his works have become editions of the Monnaie de Paris.

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