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Jan Anteunis Art Deco Female Statue Belgian Sculptor

Item #2596 SOLD

 Art Deco Female Sculpture by important Belgian artist, Jan Anteunis who worked primarily in the city of Ghent. It features a very detailed and unusual stylized partially nude woman with elaborate head dressing. It is made of Gypsum plaster and dated 1945. Gypsum is a kind of modeling material that was used by many artists, often with special  patina finishes such as bronze, verdigris or terra-cotta. It can also serve as  part of the casting process in making sculpture molds. Anteunis often worked with Gypsum material and we have found some very interesting examples, as well as sculptures cast in bronze which are much more rare.


Jan Anteunis was born on March 29, 1896 in Ghent, Belgium. At the beginning of the First World War, at the age of eighteen  he moved to Great Britain . In Liverpool he visited the ‘School of Art’, where the young Anteunis begin to  focus on sculpture. During the war, he worked in a munitions factory for a while, until he was wounded in a bombing.  After the war, he continued his studies in Ghent at the Academy of Fine Arts, from 1918 to 1920, including lessons by Felix Metdepenninghen and Geo Verbanck . 
Jan Anteunis Art Deco Female Statue Belgian Sculptor

 JAN ANTEUNIS ( Ghent 1896-1973)

From the  1920′s onwards, Anteunis increasingly came under the influence of his teacher Geo Verbanck and his sculptures began to show Art Deco stylization. In the 1940s and 50s the sculptures of Anteunis become more modern. His career took shape in 1926 with works such as ‘the head of Christ’,’ The Kiss’ and ‘Dream’.


Anteunis’ most substantial Art Deco public statue (pictured below) is the  “Reclining Nude” located at De Haan, Belguim. It is interesting to note that It features the same model with distinctive head dress as the piece we are offering on our website. 

Jan Anteunis Art Deco Female Statue Belgian Sculptor



40″ T x 12″ W x 7″ D

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