François Pompon 1855-1933
"And then, little by little, I eliminate so as to keep only what is indispensable. "François Pompon
François Pompon was 67 years old when he suddenly came out of the shadows with his monumental White Bear, exhibited at the Salon d'automne of 1922. After having spent his life working for other sculptors including Auguste Rodin, he finally made his mark with his timeless and lively vision of the animal. If the Bear has become, 100 years after its creation, an icon of modern sculpture, Pompon's entire body of work, just as innovative, still remains little known.
This book retraces his career and reveals all the diversity of his work: his audacious youthful sculptures, his portraits and his extraordinary bestiary, exotic or familiar.
96 pages / 110 illustrations