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White stone carved sculpture of Polar bear on plinth by Demétre Chiparus, on black cover of 'Chiparus Master of Art Deco Alberto Shayo, by ACC Art Books.


Master of Art Deco

By (author) Alberto Shayo


  • One of the most important sculptors of the Art Deco era, Demétre Chiparus (1886-1947) was a Romanian sculptor who lived and worked in Paris
  • This book is a stunning monograph covering the most iconic of the Art Deco sculptors
  • Delves into his work both as a sculptor and a painter
Full Description
This new and updated edition adds new figures as well as historic documents. Of particular interest is the discovery of the long-lost marble figure Polar Bear last seen over 75 years ago in Paris, where it was exhibited for the first and last time at the 1943 Salon des Artistes Français. Accompanying images of this important discovery are presented in this edition for the very first time. Over 26 years ago the first publication of Chiparus: Master of Art Deco brought this artist into the public eye. His name, lost in records and catalogues, was rejuvenated by Alberto Shayo’s rediscovery of his works, effectively bringing artist and oeuvre back to life. The book dwells on the sources and inspiration of the Art Deco movement, with particular emphasis on sculptures created by Demétre Chiparus. Also available by Alberto Shayo:
Roland Paris: The Art Deco Jester King ISBN 9781851498239
Statuettes of the Art Deco Period ISBN 9781851498246
About the Author
As one of the top consultants in the Art Deco field, Alberto Shayo has dedicated his life to travel, discovering new figures and determining the worthiness of private and public collections. Mr Shayo is the author of Camille Fauré: Limoges Art Deco Enamels - The Geometry of Joy, ISBN 9781851495351; and Ferdinand Preiss: Art Deco Sculptor - The fire and the flame, ISBN 9781851494828, both published by Antique Collectors' Club.
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ACC Art Books
26th Sep 2019
USA & Canada
10.83 in x 12.8 in
336 Pages
385 color, 32 b&w
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