French Art Deco Theatrical Dancer
Artist: Georges-Abel Vandevoorde, known as Van de Voorde
Circa 1920's, France
Charming sculpture of a beautiful
semi-nude dancer, draped at the waist
and wearing an exotic crown style headband. Her hair is pulled back
into two ponytails.
Two tone Bronze finish, over spelter, as her draped attire and hair
are slightly darker than her body tone.
She is holding (faux ivory) bakelite cymbals and is displayed on the
original black porto marble base.
Unsigned, but attributed to Georges-Abel Vandevoorde
Dimensions: 15 3/4" high, *" wide, 4
Condition: In excellent original
Item # DAS90:
Price: $ 1,200.
Bio: Van de Voorde;
AKA Georges-Abel Vandevoorde (1878-1970) Belgian Sculptor and
He was a student of artists such as Constant Devreese and Julien
Assisted Victor Rousseau and worked at his atelier for 7 years.
Vandevoorde also worked as an instructor and later became president
of an art-academy.
He won the Second Prize Godecharle in 1905 and regularly showed his
work at international exhibitions.
He sculpted several
monuments, including a war-memorial in Brussels, the sculpture of
Pieter Coutereel in Louvain and the monument of Saint John
Nepomucenus which was his last monumental design, and coincidentally
is located in his birthplace of Kortrijk, Belgium.
He created portrait-busts of famous people which can be seen in
parks all over Belgium.
He worked in many mediums, including ivory, clay, stone, wood,
spelter and bronze.
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