Banyuls-sur-Mer, 8 Oct 1861; d Perpignan, 24 Sept 1944.
French sculptor, painter, designer and illustrator. He began his career as
a painter and tapestry designer, but after c. 1900 devoted himself
to three-dimensional work, becoming one of the most important
sculptors of the 20th century. He concentrated almost exclusively on
the nude female figure in the round, consciously wishing to strip
form of all literary associations and architectural context.
Although inspired by the Classical tradition of Greek and Roman
sculpture, his figures have all the elemental sensuousness and
dignity associated with the Mediterranean peasant.
Woman with Parasol Musée d'Orsay, Paris
Roussillon Musee d'Orsay, Paris
Maillol Dialogues des Courtisanes
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