PIERRE LE FAGUAYS
"MODEL BY THE WINDOW"
OIL ON PANEL, SIGNED
18.5 X 15.5
FRAMED 21 X 18.5 INCHES
Pierre Le Faguays was born in Nantes, France and became famous for the originality he gave his dancers, many of which were inspired by the statues of Tanagra.
He gained a medal of honour for his work in 1927.
Le Faguays was a best friend of Max Le Verrier and the Le Verrier foundry produced many of his pieces.
As well as his own name, he used two pseudonyms, and they were Fayral and Guerbe, which were the family names of his Mother and his Wife.
He was a leading sculptor and his work is frequently praised for its high quality and attention to anatomical accuracy.
Le Faguays also produced designs for Goldscheider in Paris under the "La Stele" label. He worked in several mediums including ivory, bronze, spelter, stone, wood, alabaster and ceramics. He studied with his friend Max Le Verrier.
He was a good friend of both Marcel Bouraine and Max Le Verrier and indeed the Le Verrier foundry produced many of the Le Faguays statues. All three had studied together at the Beaux Arts in Geneva and remained life-long friends.