Walking panther by Rembrandt Bugatti

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Rembrandt Bugatti's career was early, but brief: his talent was discovered when he was only 14 years old, but he committed suicide in 1916 at the age of 30. She's rich, though.
He was born into a family of artists. His father, Carlo Bugatti, is the famous furniture designer, his uncle is the painter Giovanni Segantini, his brother Ettore will be the car manufacturer.

Young Rembrandt learned drawing, modelling and working with wood and metal at an early age. One day in 1899, his father and a friend, the sculptor Paolo Troubetzkoy, discovered in the workshop a small earthen group representing a peasant leading three cows. It was Rembrandt who shaped her and hid her under a damp cloth... Meditated by her talent, Troubetzkoy sent her to study art at the Brera Academy in Milan.

His art, made of observation, simplicity and elegance, never ceased to be successful.

With François Pompon, he is the greatest animal of his time. In 1920, a posthumous retrospective of 125 works takes place at the Hebard Gallery, in 1947, the Antwerp Zoo instituted a "Bugatti Prize" for animal sculpture and many works and exhibitions are dedicated to it.

An important collection of original plasters was donated by his niece, L' Ébé Bugatti, to the Musée d' Orsay. His works can also be admired at museums in Lyon, Roubaix and Vernon.

Reproduction in patinated resin

Dimensions
Height: 24 cm.
Width: 49 cm. 
Depth: 23 cm.
Weight: 9.30 kg.
Museum: Paris - Musée d' Orsay
Artist: Rembrandt Bugatti (1884-1916)
Material: Resin.
Editor: rmngp

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The installation of his father in Paris in 1904, when he was only 19 years old, allowed him to attend the menagerie of the Jardin des Plantes: animals were his models. Admired, the founder A. A. Hébrard suggests that he publishes his animal sculptures in bronze.
In 1904, it was the first exhibition at the Hébrard gallery on rue Royale. From now on, every year, Rembrandt Bugatti will show its latest creations.

1907 was a turning point: the Royal Zoological Society of Antwerp invited him to "in residence". He can freely work at the zoo, Europe's largest zoo at the time, exhibit his works and even sell them. He remained there until the war, in difficult living conditions: a modest room, a damp workshop, long stays in the open air to shape the animals, made him contract tuberculosis, diagnosed at the end of 1909.
In 1910, he exhibited his works in Antwerp with great success and Hebrew made him obtain the Legion of Honour: he was only 26 years old.

But depression sets in:"My consolation, he says, is the zoo where I spend all day." War breaks out. Unable to be mobilised as a foreigner, he joined the Belgian Red Cross as a stretcher bearer at the zoo.

But he is too fragile to bear all this horror: he flees to Paris, settles in Montparnasse and sculpts a Christ on the cross.
On Saturday, January 8,1916, he organized his end. We'll find him in his workshop, dying, lying on his bed, poisoned with gas. He was taken to the Laënnec hospital, where he breathed his last sigh.

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Walking panther by Rembrandt Bugatti

Rembrandt Bugatti's career was early, but brief: his talent was discovered when he was only 14 years old, but he committed suicide in 1916 at the age of 30. She's rich, though.
He was born into a family of artists. His father, Carlo Bugatti, is the famous furniture designer, his uncle is the painter Giovanni Segantini, his brother Ettore will be the car manufacturer.

Young Rembrandt learned drawing, modelling and working with wood and metal at an early age. One day in 1899, his father and a friend, the sculptor Paolo Troubetzkoy, discovered in the workshop a small earthen group representing a peasant leading three cows. It was Rembrandt who shaped her and hid her under a damp cloth... Meditated by her talent, Troubetzkoy sent her to study art at the Brera Academy in Milan.

His art, made of observation, simplicity and elegance, never ceased to be successful.

With François Pompon, he is the greatest animal of his time. In 1920, a posthumous retrospective of 125 works takes place at the Hebard Gallery, in 1947, the Antwerp Zoo instituted a "Bugatti Prize" for animal sculpture and many works and exhibitions are dedicated to it.

An important collection of original plasters was donated by his niece, L' Ébé Bugatti, to the Musée d' Orsay. His works can also be admired at museums in Lyon, Roubaix and Vernon.

Reproduction in patinated resin

Dimensions
Height: 24 cm.
Width: 49 cm. 
Depth: 23 cm.
Weight: 9.30 kg.
Museum: Paris - Musée d' Orsay
Artist: Rembrandt Bugatti (1884-1916)
Material: Resin.
Editor: rmngp

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