Rupert Carabin

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François-Rupert Carabin (born in Saverne in 1862, died in Strasbourg in 1932) was a French sculptor who was representative of the Art Nouveau. Between 1889 and 1919, he sculpted many furniture (Fauteuil, 1893). He also made medals and practiced photography. He was the director of the École supérieure des Arts Décoratifs de Strasbourg and was regularly invited to the Vienna Secession.

Rupert Carabin, by Charles Maurin, 1892, Musée Crozatier, Le Puy-en-Velay, 45x37cm.
Medal engraved for Le Journal.

Main works[edit]

  • La légende Savernoise, 1914, statuette, wood, Musée d'Orsay, Paris.
  • Loïe Fuller , 1896–1897, statuette, bronze, Nouvelle Pinacothèque de Munich
  • la Critique artistique, 1891, statuette, polychrome wax, Musée d'Orsay
  • Fontaine-Lavabo, 1893, Musée d'Orsay
  • Fauteuil, 1893, oak and wrought iron, Musée d'Art Moderne de Strasbourg
  • La Volupté (or La Luxure, or La Jeunesse), 1902, Musée d'Art Moderne de Strasbourg
  • La Souffrance (or La Vieillesse, or L'Envie), 1902, Musée d'Art Moderne de Strasbourg
  • Bibliothèque, 1890, wrought iron, Musée d'Orsay à Paris
  • Buffet Sel et poivre, 1906–1908
  • Encrier, 1900–1901, Richmond, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts