Pierre Félix Fix-masseau (1869-1937), Bronze Bust
Pierre Félix Fix-Masseau (1869-1937), patinated bronze bust of a young African woman, signed on the back Fix Masseau, on a green marble base
After the work by J-B Carpeaux "Why be born a slave?" (See photographs of the oil on canvas and the white marble sculpture, today in the Carlsberg Glyptotek Museum, Copenhagen).
Size: 14,5cm high, 8,5cm wide, 8,5cm deep
Pierre Félix Masseau born in Lyon in 1869 moved at a young age to Paris to study at the École des Beaux-Arts.Throughout his professional career, he often signed his works as ‘Fix-Masseau’.
In 1890, he took part in the renowned Salon des Artistes Français and then became a member of the Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts. He was the director of the École Nationale d’Art Décoratif in Limoges until 1935, cementing his role as one of France’s leading art academicians.
Masseau is known for painting still lives, as well as sculpting portrait busts and figures. His bronze sculpture "Le Secret" is in the collections of the Musée d’Orsay in Paris.
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