René PARIS

(1881-1970)

Jockey “Two year old’s canter”

René PARIS

(1881-1970)

Jockey “Two year old’s canter”

CAPTION

Height : 18 cm - 0' 7¹/₈" in.
Depth : 25 cm - 0' 9⁷/₈" in.

DESCRIPTION

Bronze with brown patina
Sand cast, with the handwritten mention “Two year old’s canter” & “France”
The bronze represents a young horse galloping. The horse is ridden by a jockey who holds the reins very short. The movement is light and dynamic.
This highlights the pure lines of the animal, as well as the smooth and precise work of René Paris. To all this is added an admirable work of finishing, which gives to the animal a racy aspect; aspect which is found in almost every one of the works of the artist.

ARTIST BIOGRAPHY

René Paris is a French animal sculptor born in 1881 and died in 1970 in Paris. He studied under the aegis of Georges Gardet and Victor Peter. Specialized in horse sculpture, he is able to capture the movement and grace of his models. His first exhibition took place at the Salon in Paris in 1897. Subsequently, he exhibited at the Salon des Artistes Français. He was awarded an honorable mention in 1907, won a medal in 1912, a silver medal in 1944 and a gold medal in 1920. He was also a member of the sculpture jury.