Stephan Buxin’s Fish Fountain

So, hello! This is my first post and I’m a little nervous, so I hope you like it. First though, a little bit about me. My partner and I collect bookplates, and we love sculpture too, especially of little children. We love both sexes, but I understand this blog is all about the little girls, right? No problem there. I know lots of those! Let’s get started.

My first artist pick is Stephan Buxin, a French/Belgian sculptor and illustrator who was born in Liège, Belgium in 1909 and passed away in Paris in 1996. He studied at the Beaux-Arts in Paris under Charles Despiau and Robert Wlérick. He created a few sculptures of children, most famously Gamin a.k.a. The Urchin, but here’s one that really exemplifies his skill I think. Just look at this adorable little cutie riding a giant fish. I just love her cheery little face. Overall it’s a nice example of realism with just a wee touch of Art Deco tossed in.

Stephan Buxin - Fontaine au poisson (1)

Stephan Buxin – Fontaine au poisson (1)

Stephan Buxin - Fontaine au poisson (2)

Stephan Buxin – Fontaine au poisson (2)

Stephan Buxin - Fontaine au poisson (3)

Stephan Buxin – Fontaine au poisson (3)

Stephan Buxin - Fontaine au poisson (4)

Stephan Buxin – Fontaine au poisson (4)

Stephan Buxin - Fontaine au poisson (5)

Stephan Buxin – Fontaine au poisson (5)

Stephan Buxin - Fontaine au poisson (6)

Stephan Buxin – Fontaine au poisson (6)

If you’d like to see more of his work, there is some sculpture examples (and a ton of drawings) on his Facebook page. There’s also an official site but there isn’t much to see there.