Alexandre Kéléty (actif 1918-1940) - Sculpture

Description
Alexandre Kéléty (actif 1918-1940) - Sculpture
France - 1920-1949 - Terracotta

Terracotta (white clay) sculpture by Alexandre Kéléty: it depicts a bust of Jean Mermoz, the famous French aviator, in profile, his scarf in the wind.

Terracotta signed at the back in the neck.

Patina of age.

Alexandre Kéléty is an Hungarian native artist, active from 1918 until his death in 1940.

At the end of WWI, he emigrated to France, where he became a pupil of the Hungarian painter and engraver Imre Karoly Simay in Toulouse. He then studied in Paris. In his work, he often depicts animals as well as the theme of childhood. He also produces chryselephantine busts and statuettes depicting dancers and mythological figures in the Art Deco style. His favourite materials are bronze, ivory, marble and ceramics.

Lot details
Object
Sculpture
Material
Terracotta
Designer/ Artist
Alexandre Kéléty (actif 1918-1940)
Model/ Name
Mermoz
Style
Art Deco
Estimated Period
1920-1949
Country of Origin
France
Condition
Good condition - used with small signs of aging & blemishes
Dimensions
35.5×50×20 cm
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