This statue is a perfect replica of one of Pompon “most well-known pieces, l’Ours Brun (the Brown Bear”), 1918. François Pompon was a French sculptor, most commonly recognized for his stylized animals. He exalted lyricism in light by polished surfaces with an economy of detail.
After working fifteen years as Rodin “assistant, and receiving encouragement from him, he produced some stunning works such as the Polar Bear shown at the 1922 Salon d’Automne, and left nearly 300 pieces to the French state.
To this day, François Pompon may be considered an influential forerunner of modern sculpture.
Size: 4″H x 6.25″W x 2″D
Weight (lbs): 1.8 lbs