Emmanuel Villanis -An Art Nouveau spelter bust entitled
"Beatrix" France circa 1900, the young woman with a serene gaze,
the spelter with a bronze finish.
Born in France of Italian parentage. He was educated in Italy, but
worked and exhibited in France in the Salon de Paris and at the Paris
Exposition Universelle. In 1889 he received an honourable mention. The
characteristic and unmistakable "look" of the eyes of his subjects is
due to his technique of deep cutting and his work can be found in
plaster, spelter, marble and bronze.