Franz Barwig artwork • statue • sculpture • previously for sale Chimpanzee
Schönau (Duitsland) 1868-1931 Wenen
bronze 22.0 x 12.0 cm, signed on the base with initials
This sculpture was previously for sale.
Franz Barwig was one of the most important and successful Viennese sculptors of his time. He started out as a woodcarver and was trained at the Vienna Kunstgewerbeschule, to which he was later also affiliated as a professor. From the outset, Barwig's sculptures were acquired by important European museums. His animal figures in particular show him as a pioneer of Art Deco. After his unexpected death in 1931, he was gradually forgotten by the general public. In 2014 he was honored with a major retrospective exhibition at the Belvedere in Vienna.