Louis OURY (1867-1940)
French sculptor, active in Montauban, he regularly exhibited at the French Salon, obtaining an honorable mention in 1898.Elder brother of Jules Oury known as Marcel-Lenoir, Louis Oury is close to the Symbolists. He is also a literary and political figure from his hometown.In the 1920s, he frequented the Paris of Montparnasse, and in particular the painters Foujita and Modigliani.Talented and eclectic sculptor, he became famous for his Symbolist representations, but above all for his busts of famous, historical figures such as the Aiglon, of the theater such as Pierrot, or of figures of his time (Marcel-Lenoir, Emile Pouvillon, Lefranc de Pompignan , etc.).The Ingres museum in Montauban keeps several of his works.
Terracotta with polychromatic patina
Signed on the shoulder and Seal from Goldscheider on the reverse
– 65 x 40 x 30 cm
– 25 x 15 3/4 x 11 in.
PROVENANCE : Private collection
EXHIBITION : Musée Marcel-Lenoir, Château de Montricoux, 18 May – 1st October 2013
LITERATURE : Louis OURY “La boîte à couleurs: l’art, l’humour et l’esprit”, Les éditions du Musée Marcel-Lenoir, 2013. Reproduced page 69.