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, Villanis 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.