Julien Caussé

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Julien Caussé (also given as Cadet-Julien Caussé, Cadet Julien Caussé and Julien Cadet Caussé) (1869–1914) was a prolific French sculptor during the Art Nouveau period of the late 19th and early 20th centuries who specialized in small figures.[1]

Background and career[edit]

Caussé was born in Bourges, France and was active as sculptor from 1890 until his death in 1914.[2] He studied under Alexandre Falguière and his pieces were exhibited at the Salon des Artists Francais in the 1890s, obtaining honorable mentions in 1882 and 1900 and a third class medal in 1893. He also took part in the Exposition Universelle of 1900.[3]

In his career he produced hundreds of works of art in the Art Nouveau style. His work included solid bronze sculptures and mixed media pieces that included bronze sculptures with glass, wire and stone enhancements.[4] His mixed media work also included sculptures that were designed for more practical purposes, such as lamps[5] and clocks.[6] While the subjects of his works were mainly women, both nude and dressed, he is also known to have produced a limited number of pieces based on male subjects. He is listed in Benezit Dictionary of Artists and his sculpture "La Musique" is featured in volume four of the Berman Book of Bronzes.[7]

Selected works[edit]

  • La Fée des Glace
  • Nynphea
  • Brise de Mai
  • Tischlampe Muse
  • Stehendes Mädchen mit Flöte

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