About François Pompon – Medium – Polar Bear Statue (1923-1933)
This Polar Bear statue is a perfect replica of one of Pompon’s most well-known pieces, l’Ours Blanc (the White Bear), a huge marble sculpture located at the Musée d’Orsay in Paris. 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. The original marble sculpture is located at the Musée d’Orsay in Paris. After working fifteen years as Rodin’s 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. More details on François Pompon – Medium – Polar Bear Statue (1923-1933):
- Dimensions: 13″ in. x 6 3/4″ in. 4″ in.
- Weight (lbs): 7 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.