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.