Born in 1880 in Chatou (France), deceased in 1954 in Garches (France)
Fauviste painter and sculptor, André Derain was witness at his good friend François Hugo's wedding.
Together, they found it fun to experiemnt with ceramics.
Derain also created a few small lead sculptures; a faun, a woman of Crete, and a few masks that he requested to be cast in limited editions of 6 in gold.
Each unit is nevertheless unique as they were hand hammered by Derain.
Grande tête ronde, 1952
Pendant – Gold
Diam: 6 cm
Edition of 8 (François Hugo)
Coll. Diane Venet