In the taste of the sculptor Alfred JANNIOT. ( 1889 - 1969 )
In a pure Art Deco style, this statue presents a faun, recognizable by his pointed ears, holding in his left hand a sheet revealing his nudity. His hieratic face with a severe look reveals stylized features peculiar to the artist and which are found in many of his works.
Alfred Janniot (1889-1969), a student at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris, was awarded the first Prix de Rome in 1919 after returning from the First World War. He was the author of a considerable body of work. He took part in the 1928 Decorative Arts Exhibition and created the large stone bas-relief on the façade of the Musée des Colonies in 1931 and decorated the back of the Palais de Tokyo built in 1937 with two large bas-reliefs. He was a friend of famous Art Deco artists such as Jacques-Emile Ruhlmann or Louis Bouquet.
Art Deco period.
Height 190 cm - Width 50 cm - Depth 40 cm