François Pompon Statue – Small Polar Bear (1923-33)
This François Pompon statue is part of our statues and sculptures collection. This exquisite and identical Parastone resin statue represents the French sculptor François Pompon’s most notorious work “L’Ours Blanc” (1923-33). Established in 1880, Parastone after becoming independent in 1963 devoted itself to producing high-quality reproductions of timeless masterpieces. Throughout the majority of his career, Pompon worked as an assistant for other artists like Auguste Rodin and Camille Claudel, until he exhibited “L’Ours Blanc” at the Salon d’Automne with French impressionists in 1922, and receiving tardy recognition by the age of 67. Unlike other sculptors, Pompon abandoned realistic human rendering in sculpture and focused in capturing “the very essence of animals” through his stylized animal representations characterized by an economy in detail. More details on François Pompon – Small Polar Bear (1923-1933):
- Dimensions: 8″ in. x 4.5″ in. x 3″ in.
- Weight: 1.8 lbs
- Material: Resin
- Additional features: Part of Parastone’s Museum collection, includes a description card of the work.
- Original Artwork: Pompon, François. L’Ours Blanc, 1923-1933. Stone Sculpture. H. 163; W. 251; D. 90 cm. Musée d’Orsay, Paris.