Camille Claudel (1882-1944), Dawn, 1908, Bronze Proof n°6, Sand cast Eugène Blot, Signed, H. 33; W. 30; D. 23,5 cm
Charles Despiau / Simonne Simon-Lelarge
March 22 – April 20, 2013
Following the Salon du Dessin, the gallery shows a collection of drawings by Charles Despiau (1874-1946). Concurrently, we are showing about twenty sculptures by Simonne Simon-Lelarge (1921- 2003). This exhibition, in partnership with the Lyonnais gallery Artis Boromé, offers an opportunity to discover the work of this sensitive sculptor, a former student of Charles Auffret and Léopold Kretz and an inheritor of the French tradition of independant figurative sculpture.
Since 2004, the Galerie Malaquais has been showing independant figurative sculpture. This school, which spans several generations, started with Rodin, Bourdelle, and Mailol, and is marked by its commitment to the humanistic and the poetic. Through thematic exhibitions and in-depth publications, the Galerie Malaquais displays the great range of these artists, including their sculptures, drawings, paintings, and photographs. Through this project, the Galerie Malaquais has become one of the major actors in the current art market, dealing with the principal French museums as well as with private collectors.
The Galerie Malaquais presents artworks by Rodin, Maillol, Bourdelle, Claudel, Despiau, Wlérick, Malfray, Gimond,Schnegg, Drivier, Poupelet Damboise, Carton, Goldberg, Babin, Auffret.