The most extensive retrospective on this famous Italian sculptor Rembrandt Bugatti, known primarily for his breathtaking wildlife bronzes. Includes a thorough biography, a chronological illustrated list of every editioned work, a list of collections and exhibitions, and a bibliography. With over 800 color and black & white photographs and illustrations.
From the publisher:
Rembrandt Bugatti worked less than fifteen years, but he left more than three hundred sculptures before his tragic death.
After a careful study of period documents, Véronique Fromanger, the recognized expert on the artist, establishes in this book a new catalog raisonné of the sculptor's works, corrected and more complete than that which she had published in 2009. Similarly, the iconography has been revised and enriched with new documents.
About the artist:
Rembrandt Bugatti was an Italian sculptor best known for his bronze sculptures of exotic animals. Born on October 16, 1884 in Milan, Italy as the son of noted Art Nouveau designer Carlo Bugatti, his young life was filled with artistic support and influence. Bugatti began exhibiting at Adrian Hébrard's local art gallery, and his work was shaped by the time he spent observing and studying animals at close range in European menageries, including the Jardin des Plantes in Paris and the Antwerp Zoo in Belgium. Afflicted by depression and financial troubles, Bugatti spent the last years of his life volunteering at the Antwerp Zoo during World War I; when the zoo began killing many of the animals under their care due to lack of food--the very same animals the artist had used as models and had grown to love--Bugatti committed suicide on January 8, 1916 at the age of 31 in Antwerp, Belgium.