Antique French Art Nouveau / Art Deco Medallion Bracelet Charm - By Medal Artist Georges Contaux

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Antique French Art Nouveau / Art Deco Medallion Bracelet Charm - By Medal Artist Georges Contaux

Size: 3.2 cm long and 2.6 cm in diameter
Weight: 8.96 grams

Georges CONTAUX, born on 22 September 1891 in Paris, France died in Vigneux-sur-Seine on 15 September 1984. Contaux was a sculptor, engraver and French medal maker.

Biography
With a talent for drawing and painting, Georges CONTAUX entered the Ecole Boulle as Arts and Crafts major, focused primarily on sculpture and engraving on steel.

In 1911 the 26th Field Artillery Regiment based in Chartres he was injured and two fingers of his left hand were amputated. On 27 April 1915, he was assigned to 2nd Aviation Group as a Sergeant Major in the Italian Campaign (1911-1918). It was during this period that he produced numerous small watercolors and blood. In 1921, he received an honorable mention at the Salon of French artists.

During visits to his former teacher Victor Perrin, turner bronze in Vigneux-sur-Seine, he falls in love with his granddaughter Juliet. He married July 12, 1922. From 1922 to 1923, he worked with the engraver Firmin Pierre Lasserre (1870 Barraute - 1943) before moving to Vigneux-sur-Seine as artisan sculptor, medal engraver where he spent the rest of his life.

His artistic production that extends from 1930 to 1980 has two thousand five hundred and fifty works being distributed in thirty official medals, religious medals thousand five hundred, eight hundred and ninety sports medals and monuments and hundred thirty portraits. He works mostly on behalf of medalists and publishers. However, he signed his name to some work responding to orders from individuals, associations and companies to commemorative plates.

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Antique French Art Nouveau / Art Deco Medallion Bracelet Charm - By Medal Artist Georges Contaux

Antique French Art Nouveau / Art Deco Medallion Bracelet Charm - By Medal Artist Georges Contaux

Antique French Art Nouveau / Art Deco Medallion Bracelet Charm - By Medal Artist Georges Contaux