Édouard Cazaux - An Art Deco hand turned pottery vase, France
circa 1930, decorated in his typical style with three hand painted
females among foliage, the interior glazed and gilded.
Édouard Cazaux came from a family of potters and
learned his art at a young age. In Tarbes he worked as a ceramist in
a factory also studying at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris and at
the École de Sèvres. After a few years in Paris , where he had
access to the "Manufacture de Sèvres", he settled in La Varenne in
1920 and set up his studio there and in 1923 he became the secretary
of the Salon d 'Automne de ceramique .
Cazaux was also a member of the L'Evolution group of artists,
founded by Arthur Goldscheider in the early 1920s whose works
Goldscheider exhibited at the Paris Exposition Internationale des
Arts Décoratifs et industriels modern in 1925. It wasn't until
1929 that he began to devote himself entirely to ceramics.
Influenced by classical Greek sculpture, he preferred simple shapes
at first until he turned to Cubism and then developed his own style.
His subjects include not only neoclassical references, but also the
Far East and primitive and African art. With luminous glazes and
pictorial techniques, Cazaux's works show distinctive effects, which
he achieved through various oxidation methods and the use of copper
inlays. His works are known for their vivid colors, simple shapes
and hand-painted decorations. In 1937 Édouard Cazaux was admitted to
the Legion of Honor.
His works are exhibited in the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris
and in the Saint-Maur Museum.
Professional restoration to tiny rim chip.
11.5cm high, 16cm wide at the
Signed M CX
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