Born in 1880 in Chatou (France). Died in 1954 in Garches (France).
A fauviste painter and sculptor, André Derain was a witness at his good friend François Hugo’s wedding. Together, they found it fun to experiment with ceramics.
Derain also created a few small lead sculptures: a fawn, a woman of Crete, and a few masks that he requested be cast in limited editions of 8 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