XIX - XXth century sculptures
ARTUS Charles Joseph (1897-1978)
Fond of pets and wild small animals such as rabits, rats, squirrels, mice and boars, he first was taught animal sculpture by Pompon. He executed such sculptures with round traits, sometimes humanising the animal, without forgetting a touch of irony and used terracotta and plaster before Bisceglia or Colin edited his works in bronze. He sometimes carved directly on stone. 1920 was the first year from which he exposed every year at the Salon des Artistes Français.