Born in Plouhinec, René Quillivic comes from a modest family where he immerses himself in the Breton tradition. He studied sculpture at the National School of Decorative Arts, then at the Fine Arts of Paris. His first works exhibited at the Salon des Indépendants show an artist attached to the characters of his childhood.
Brittany and its inhabitants remain its main source of inspiration. He built numerous memorials to the war of 1914-1918 to which Brittany paid such a heavy price.
In this portrait of a shy young Breton girl with lowered eyes, the thoughtful and harmonious composition inherited from his academic training does not upset the artist's sensitivity to the popular milieu from which he draws his inspiration.
During the interwar period, René Quillivic was one of the supporters of this Breton specificity who wished to bear witness to his identity while remaining open to new artistic trends. He thus appears to his contemporaries as one of the best representatives of the renewal of Breton sculpture.
Reproduction in patinated resin.
Height: 24 cm.
Width: 16 cm.
Depth: 18 cm.
Weight: 6 kg.
Artistic current: XIXth century
Artist: René Quillivic (1879-1969)
Museum: Quimper - Museum of Fine Arts