gallery



      /biog./


      leninimports.com                                        



      //FRANCOIS POMPON//


      Title:  Polarbär
 
Artist: Francois Pompon

    • FRANCOIS POMPON
      Polarbär



      biography



    • POMPON, Francois
      1855-1933



      Sculptor

        French sculptor, student of Rodin and famous for his stylized animal figures

      Francois Pompon was born in Saulieu in French Burgundy as the son of a carpenter. At 15 he works with a stonemason in Dijon where he learns the principles of sculpting and attends evening classes at l’Ecole des Beaux Arts. Five years later he goes to Paris where he also works for a stonemason in Montparnasse during the daytime and attends evening classes at l’Ecole Nationale des Arts Décoratif. Later he contributes to new decorations for the Hôtel de Ville which had been set on fire in the time of the Commune.

      Whilst studying he meets Pierre-Louis Rouillard, a sculptor of animal figures – who possibly became a source of inspiration for the work which would make him famous later on. In 1882 he marries Berthe Valain, who, like his mother, worked as a couturier. He tries to build his own oeuvre and although his first major sculpture Cosette draws the attention of the salon-jury; an independent sculpting career seems far away. He ends up taking service with Rodin where he becomes head of his studio three years later.

      From 1896 he starts doing a lot of work for Renée de Saint-Mareaux – a famous sculptor of the time. Pompon does this until Mareaux’s death in 1916. He also continues searching for his own style, in which his preference for sculpting outdoors plays a big part. For this purpose, he develops an ingenious mobile sculpting-unit.

      His membership of the Bande a Schnegg, a group of sculptors involved with Rodin’s studio is of great influence too. Collectively they search for new stylized shapes, based on the monumental serenity of classical sculpture. In addition, Pompon starts to focus more and more on animal figures, but his work remains unappreciated and so he goes through a bad patch. It is not until 1919 that his work starts attracting more interest. He sells a stone sculpture of a turtledove to Musée de Luxembourg and two years later three plaster animal figures to Musée de Grenoble. Not until he is 67 years old does he get his final breakthrough with the exhibition of l’Ours Blanc in plaster at the Salon des Artistes Français.

      Successful exhibitions follow in Tokyo and Osaka and the ice bear, which had become famous by then, is produced in marble. The museum of Saint-Omer buys several of his pieces and in 1929 the ice bear finds a permanent place in Musée de Luxembourg.

      Upon his death, Pompom left nearly 300 pieces to the French state which were eventually displayed at the Musée des Beaux Arts in Dijon. The Musée d’Orsay in Paris has a large collection of plaster models.


      Top of page


      Title:  Polar Bear

      gallery





      gallery






      Francois Pompon - Pigeon. Francois Pompon - Ours Blanc. Francois Pompon - Hippotame. Francois Pompon - Grand Duc. Francois Pompon - Coq Dormant. Francois Pompon - Marabout.
      Francois Pompon - Pigeonne Au Nid Coupe. Francois Pompon - Perdreau. Francois Pompon Francois Pompon - Panthère noire. Francois Pompon - Ours blanc. Francois Pompon - Toy, Le Boston terrier.





      gallery






      sculptures




      gallery



      art FRANCOIS POMPON
      Ours Blanc

      Sculpture

      Superb. POM 01

      • Medium: Collectible quality resin with hand-painted color details, matte and glossy finish
      • Size: 11 cm
      • Condition: New in box
      • Date of Creation: 1990-Now
      • Origin: Europe
      • Manufactured by: Parastone Mouseion

    • Included: Full color card with image of original artwork. Description card about artist and artwork. Both cards are in four languages.

      Beautifully rendered and constructed of fine collectible quality resin.

      $139.99 US Dollars / £69.99 UK Sterling (Worldwide Postage Inclusive)

      Enlarge Image | Offline Methods of Payment


      gallery



      art FRANCOIS POMPON
      Ours Blanc (Grande)

      Sculpture

      Superb. POM 11

      • Medium: Collectible quality resin with hand-painted color details, matte and glossy finish
      • Size: 18 cm
      • Condition: New in box
      • Date of Creation: 1990-Now
      • Origin: Europe
      • Manufactured by: Parastone Mouseion

    • Included: Full color card with image of original artwork. Description card about artist and artwork. Both cards are in four languages.

      Beautifully rendered and constructed of fine collectible quality resin.

      $215.99 US Dollars / £107.99 UK Sterling (Worldwide Postage Inclusive)

      Enlarge Image | Offline Methods of Payment


      gallery



      art FRANCOIS POMPON
      Hippo

      Sculpture

      Superb. POM 02

      • Medium: Collectible quality resin with hand-painted color details, matte and glossy finish
      • Size: 15 cm
      • Condition: New in box
      • Date of Creation: 1990-Now
      • Origin: Europe
      • Manufactured by: Parastone Mouseion

    • Included: Full color card with image of original artwork. Description card about artist and artwork. Both cards are in four languages.

      Beautifully rendered and constructed of fine collectible quality resin.

      $139.99 US Dollars / £69.99 UK Sterling (Worldwide Postage Inclusive)

      Enlarge Image | Offline Methods of Payment


      gallery



      art FRANCOIS POMPON
      Owl

      Sculpture

      Superb. POM 03

      • Medium: Collectible quality resin with hand-painted color details, matte and glossy finish
      • Size: 13.5 cm
      • Condition: New in box
      • Date of Creation: 1990-Now
      • Origin: Europe
      • Manufactured by: Parastone Mouseion

    • Included: Full color card with image of original artwork. Description card about artist and artwork. Both cards are in four languages.

      Beautifully rendered and constructed of fine collectible quality resin.

      $112.99 US Dollars / £55.99 UK Sterling (Worldwide Postage Inclusive)

      Enlarge Image | Offline Methods of Payment


      gallery



      art FRANCOIS POMPON
      Rooster

      Sculpture

      Superb. POM 04

      • Medium: Collectible quality resin with hand-painted color details, matte and glossy finish
      • Size: 12.5 cm
      • Condition: New in box
      • Date of Creation: 1990-Now
      • Origin: Europe
      • Manufactured by: Parastone Mouseion

    • Included: Full color card with image of original artwork. Description card about artist and artwork. Both cards are in four languages.

      Beautifully rendered and constructed of fine collectible quality resin.

      $129.99 US Dollars / £64.99 UK Sterling (Worldwide Postage Inclusive)

      Enlarge Image | Offline Methods of Payment


      gallery



      art FRANCOIS POMPON
      Marabou

      Sculpture

      Superb. POM 05

      • Medium: Collectible quality resin with hand-painted color details, matte and glossy finish
      • Size: 14 cm
      • Condition: New in box
      • Date of Creation: 1990-Now
      • Origin: Europe
      • Manufactured by: Parastone Mouseion

    • Included: Full color card with image of original artwork. Description card about artist and artwork. Both cards are in four languages.

      Beautifully rendered and constructed of fine collectible quality resin.

      $112.99 US Dollars / £56.99 UK Sterling (Worldwide Postage Inclusive)

      Enlarge Image | Offline Methods of Payment


      gallery



      art FRANCOIS POMPON
      Pigeon

      Sculpture

      Superb. POM 06

      • Medium: Collectible quality resin with hand-painted color details, matte and glossy finish
      • Size: 4 cm
      • Condition: New in box
      • Date of Creation: 1990-Now
      • Origin: Europe
      • Manufactured by: Parastone Mouseion

    • Included: Full color card with image of original artwork. Description card about artist and artwork. Both cards are in four languages.

      Beautifully rendered and constructed of fine collectible quality resin.

      $99.99 US Dollars / £49.99 UK Sterling (Worldwide Postage Inclusive)

      Enlarge Image | Offline Methods of Payment


      gallery



      art FRANCOIS POMPON
      Pigeon (large)

      Sculpture

      Superb. POM 12

      • Medium: Collectible quality resin with hand-painted color details, matte and glossy finish
      • Size: 20 cm
      • Condition: New in box
      • Date of Creation: 1990-Now
      • Origin: Europe
      • Manufactured by: Parastone Mouseion

    • Included: Full color card with image of original artwork. Description card about artist and artwork. Both cards are in four languages.

      Beautifully rendered and constructed of fine collectible quality resin.

      $159.99 US Dollars / £79.99 UK Sterling (Worldwide Postage Inclusive)

      Enlarge Image | Offline Methods of Payment


      gallery
    • Top of page
      parastone

      gallery




      //BIOG.// //GALLERY//
      //POMPON SCULPTURES//


      //MAX BECKMANN// //GEORG GROSZ//
      //OSKAR KOKOSCHKA// //EGON SCHIELE//
      //SEARCH SITE// //SITE MAP// //TOP OF PAGE//





      © 2007 by the appropriate owners of the included material

gallery





rock rarities in stock


leninimports.com



1 1 1 1 1