Jean Canneel, Belgian Sculptor Cubist Bronze Art Deco
Jan Canneel, Belgian Sculptor Cubist Bronze Art Deco. This bronze version is extremely rare, this sculpture sometimes appears on the market made of Terracotta or plaster. Silver-plated bronze sculpture. Signed to the bronze. with a black marble base. Excellent condition circa 1925, a wonderful mix between Art Deco style and Cubist spirit.
Jean or Jan Canneel exhibited his work in Brussels, Antwerp, Ghent, and Paris. His early work was his employment as an ornamentalist in the atelier of Georges Houtstont in Belgium. He also studied with Victor Rousseau and Charles Van de Stappen. After fighting in World War 1 in which he was injured, he was unable to return to sculpting unit after 1920. He is best known for his outdoor monuments including the Memorial to Doctors at the Saint Pierre Clinic in Belgium and his sculpture depicting “Springtime”.
In 1933 he was named Director of the Academie at Saint Gilles and then in 1957, he spent time living in the Belgian Congo where he was commissioned to do the monument to King Leopold lll. His work appears in the Museums of Ixelles, Kaunas, Riga, and Tallinn.
Jean Caneel was a member of an important family of artists. His Grandfather was the painter Theodore Joseph Canneel and his father, brothers, and children were also artists. His bother Eugene was especially prolific, participating in the Paris Exposition des Artes Decoratif creating medallions, monuments, and sculptures.
We are featuring three pieces of Canneel sculpture at the Art Deco Collection.
One by Eugene and two by Jean. View the links here:
Jean Canneel Cubist Cat
Diploma from 1935 Belgian Exposition
Eugene Canneel Sculpture
9.5″ T x 8.5″ W x 5.5″ D