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