O 386 Gemignani Faun bronze (Low)

“Mickee” faun statue in bronze, Ulysse Gemignani, lost-wax casting 1/1, Bisceglia foundry, France, circa 1935. H 25 cm.

French sculptor Ulysse Gemignani (1906-1973) was a highly regarded artist in the forties which figurative and humanist style brought him many public commissions.
After completing his studies at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris, he participated before WWII to several competitions. In 1932, he won a first Second Grand Prix de Rome for Sculpture and the following year, was crowned first prize with “Orpheus calms the storm”.
A few years later, in 1937, he received a gold medal at the Salon des Artistes Français and became a member of the jury of the Salon and that of Prix de Rome. In 1955, he was also appointed « Chevalier de la Légion d’honneur ».
Gemignani’s work can be seen in several places among which the museum Le Petit Palais in Paris.