Max Blondat
Arthur T Kalaher Fine Art
Young Girl with Lamb
21 1/2 inches high, 10 1/4 x 101/4 inch base
Made in France, 1920
Signed version, $4,800

 

Max Blondat

Blondat Maximilian was the son of a copper worker. He was apprenticed to a sculptor ornamentalist in 1886 and continued over the sculpture work in many areas and different materials. He arrived in Paris and began his studies in 1889 at the Ecole Germain Pilon. In 1890, he exhibited at the Salon of French artists for the first time and presented a plaster medallion, then perfected in the workshop of Mathurin Moreau . In 1892 , he entered the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris , he signed his first achievements in the maternal family name Henry .

His works can be found in wood, stone, clay, glass, bronze, and he excelled in the decorative arts with the reduction of his sculptures and the creation of small utilitarian objects: car radiator caps, knockers, clocks, pockets, ashtrays ... He also produced ceramics with Edmond Lachenal the Sèvres manufactory or works of wrought iron with Edgar Brandt . His bronzes are published by the foundry Siot-Decauville and foundry Valsuani . He also created jewelry for Chambon and Hermes . In 1906, he was a founding member of the Society of French decorative arts .

Part of his work is on display at the Museum of the 30s in Boulogne-Billancourt . One of his most famous creations is the fountain of youth , representing three children observing three frogs. We can see a copy to place Darcy Dijon , and others Fontainebleau, Germany to Dusseldorf , Argentina to Buenos Aires , Ukraine to Odessa, Switzerland in Zurich and the United States in Denver .

Engaged in the service of camouflage ( the Chameleon ) which he left in 1917 to lead the École des Beaux-Arts in Dijon until 1919. He then got down to the realization of memorials. It is decorated with the Cross of War 1914-1918 and is an officer of the Legion of Honour in 1925. He lived in the neighborhood of the Parc des Princes in Boulogne-Billancourt, a city which gave its name to one of its streets. A street in Auxerre also bears his name.

 

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