D H Chiparus - "Echo" an Art Deco bronze sculpture France circa
1925, the Ballet Russe dancer silver and gold cold-painted
with enamel details,mounted on a substantial green marble base.
This uncommon Chiparus sculpture can also be found in bronze and
ivory, this smaller version illustrated in Chiparus, Master of Art
Deco by Alberto Shayo.
Demétre Chiparus (1886 - 1947)
Born in Dorohoi, Romania, Chiparus left Romania 1909 and went to
Italy, where he attended the classes of Italian sculptor Raffaello
Romanelli. In 1912 he traveled to Paris to attend the École des
Beaux Arts and studied under Antonin Mercié and Jean Boucher,
exhibiting at the Salon from 1914. His works in the 1920s were
heavily influenced by the excavation of the tombs in Egypt and the
Ballet Russe. He worked in bronze, ivory, ceramic and spelter and he
is now considered one of the most important (and well known) of the
sculptors associated with the Art Deco era.