René Quillivic was born into a humble family at Plouhinec in south Finistère and grew up impregnated with the Breton tradition. He studied sculpture at the National School of
Decorative Arts, then at the Paris Fine Arts School.
His first exhibits at the Salon des Indépendants reveal his tenderness for his childhood acquaintances. Brittany and its
people remained his main source of inspiration throughout his career.
Quillivic sculpted many memorials to the 1914-1918 War to which Brittany paid such a heavy tribute.
In this portrait of a shy Breton girl with downcast eyes, the thoughtful, harmonious composition inherited from his academic training has not detracted from the artist's sensitivity to the humble environment of his subject.
Between the two World Wars, he was one of the Breton artists who sought to assert his provincial identity without turning his
back on new currents in art. As a result, his contemporaries considered him to be a leading figure in the revival of Breton sculpture.
The base of this item has changed in fall 2018, the picture shows the new model, but it remains exceptionally possible that older versions are included in your order
Reproduction in hand patinated resin
- H. 24 L. 16 P. 18 cm
H. 9.45" W.6.30" D. 7.09" - 13.2 lbs
- Material of the original
- Quimper - Musée des Beaux-Arts
- Children, Art & traditions
- Art movement
- 19th century
- René Quillivic (1879-1969)