Georges Lacombe (painter)

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Georges Lacombe.
Marine bleue, Effet de vagues, 1893, tempera on toile, 49 x 65 cm, Musée des Beaux-Arts de Rennes
Georges Lacombe, 1894, 1896, L'Existence, carved wood (Bas-relief en bois de noyer), 68.5 x 141.5 x 6 cm, Musée d'Orsay, Paris

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 Philippe 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[citation needed] record that he met Bernard and Sérusier there. He became Le Nabi sculpteur: the sculptor of the group. In fact many sources[citation needed] 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 (in German) / (in French)

External links[edit]

  • Georges Lacombe in American public collections, on the French Sculpture Census website Edit this at Wikidata