CHARLES DESPIAU (French / 1874-1946)

Charles Despiau was one of the most important French sculptors of the 20th century. His work is in museums all over the world, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Tate in London, and every important museum in France. There is a museum devoted to the art of Charles Despiau (and that of Robert Wlérick) in his native Mont-de-Marsan. Before WWI, Despiau worked as an assistant to Rodin; after the war, his work showed the marked influence of Maillol. As a printmaker, Charles Despiau concentrated on the same subject as his sculpture: the human figure. Our prints are lithographs from his second important suite of prints, for Les Olympiques by Henry de Montherlant. Despiau also produced a suite of lithographs inspired by the poems of Charles Baudelaire.

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Selected prints by CHARLES DESPIAU

Kneeling female nude, 1943
Standing male nude
III, 1943
Seated female nude
II, 1943

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