XIX - XXth century sculptures
ARBUS André (1903-1969)
Born in a family of ebenists, he befriended Parayre who also was his teacher when he attended the Beaux-Arts. The Exposition des Arts Décoratifs of 1925 was the occasion for him to present his first works and make a name. For professional reasons, he focused on sculptures during all his carreer, until 1950, when he presented his own works, first inspired from his environment and relatives then from mythological characters and naked figures, not to mention others, from 1956. His work is characterized by its tragic realism, aiming to reflect men's torments, as illustrates his work 'La femme au miroir'.