RENE BUTHAUD (1886-1987) Art Deco Period Masque

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René Butaud is considered to be one of the most acomplished and important French ceramicist of the Art Deco period. He designed simple stoneware forms which he then decorated with painted figural subjets.

He also created a series of vases decorated with strict geometric designs for which he developed a range of complex & highly skilled craquelure glaze technques,peau de Serpent,to accenturate the impact of the designs.This techinique required multiple firings of the piece to create the desired effect.

He studied at the École des Beaux-Arts,Bordeaux from 1903 to 1907, and on receiveing a grant from the Bordeaux municipal authorities, went to Paris to study at the École de Beaux-Arts until 1913

He exhibited his pieces through the Galerie Geo.Rouard,34 ,Avenue de l'Opera,Paris & at the Paris Salon & Internatioal Exhibitions.

He was very influenced by African art  which he peronally collected & created a bold series of vases exhibted at the 1931 Exhibition Coloniale Internationale,Paris.His works can be found in the collections of the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC among others.

Measurements:30cm High.Maximum Width 20cm.

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