Art Deco Figure by Eugene Canneel Bronze 1930s
Figurative Art Deco Sculpture of Standing Woman in Bronze on Marble. Important Belgian sculpture with great history and background. Unique piece in verdigris on bronze stylized Art Deco era circa the 1930s. The woman is draped in a cape or shawl in a rather seductive pose. He did many major outdoor installations through Belgium, here is one in which the style is very similar to the bronze statue offered here for sale.
Statue Cariatide d’Eugène Canneel au parc Josaphat à Schaerbeek, Bruxelles, Belgium
He was part, of a large family of artists. His grandfather was the painter Théodore Joseph Canneel. His father and children were also artists. At his birth on August 18, 1882, Eugène received the name of his mother Marie Eugénie Emilie Van Langhenhoven. He was named Eugène Théodore Emilie Van Langhenhoven until the couple’s marriage in 1885. After Marie’s marriage to Jules-Marie Canneel his name changed to Canneel.
Eugène Canneel married in 1913 with Jeanne Claes. At that time, his mother had already died. One of their children was the garden architect Jean-Marie Canneel Claes. He moved many times but remained in the vicinity of Brussels. Eugène Canneel studied at the Academy of Saint-Gilles and the Academy of Fine Arts in Brussels. Among his teachers are Alfred Cluysenaar, Alphonse de Tombay, Julien Dillens, Charles Van der Stappen and Victor Rousseau. He exhibited on numerous occasions in Brussels, Antwerp, Ghent and Liège, but also in Paris. In 1925 he participated in the Exhibition of Decorative Arts and presented Joys of Spring for which he was a medalist. Eugène Canneel was, among others, member of the “Cercle Artistique et Littéraire de Bruxelles” and was one of the associate members of the “Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts de Paris”.
Besides sculpture, Eugène Canneel was also active in creating medals. He notably illustrated a medal in 1930 for the 550 years of existence of the Guild of crossbowmen Saint-Georges in Brussels.
Eugene had a famous brother, also a sculptor who we have a few pieces that are very interesting.
You can see them here
Sculpture by Jean Canneel monumental bronze
Sculpture by Jean Canneel Cubist Cat