Marine bleue, Effet de vagues
, 1893, tempera on toile, 49 x 65 cm, Musée des Beaux-Arts de Rennes
Georges Lacombe, 1894, 1896,
, carved wood (Bas-relief en bois de noyer), 68.5 x 141.5 x 6 cm,
Georges Lacombe (18 June 1868 – 29 June 1916) was a French sculptor and painter.
Early life [ edit ]
Born to a distinguished family of
Versailles, he received his artistic training at the Académie Julian from the impressionists Alfred Roll and Henri Gervex.
The Nabis [ edit ]
At the Académie Julian he met
Émile Bernard and Paul Sérusier in 1892, shortly afterwards becoming a member of their artist group, Les Nabis.
Like many other Nabi he spent the summers from 1888-1897 in
Brittany, some sources record that he met Bernard and Sérusier there. He became Le Nabi sculpteur: the sculptor of the group. In fact many sources refer to him solely as sculptor.
Georges Lacombe died in
Alençon, Orne on 29 June 1916.
References and sources [ edit ]
Frèches-Thory, Claire, & Perucchi-Petry, Ursula, ed.:
Die Nabis: Propheten der Moderne, Kunsthaus Zürich & Grand Palais, Paris & Prestel, Munich 1993. ISBN 3-7913-1969-8 (German) / (French)