XIX - XXth century sculptures
BREKER Arno (1900-1991)
He succeeded his father as a sculptor in his family workshop at the age of 16 years old. He exhibited at different parisian salons and celebrated the human body throughout his work and more particularly, the male beauty. He got inspired by antics during his one year stay in Rome, before he returned to his home country, Germany, where he became the 3rd Reich's sculptor , for whom he worked on numerous monuments and statues, all destroyed by the Allies after the war. His work was then based on portraits of friends or well known personnalities such as Cocteau and Dali.