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Gerard Koch
Large Bronze Modernist Sculpture Acrobats 1/3 French German Artist Gerard Koch

c.1960's

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Untitled (it depicts acrobats, trapeze artists or gymnasts in mid pose) bronze cast sculpture signed and numbered from small edition (1 of 3). Gerard Koch was a French Post War & Contemporary sculptor who was born in 1926. Gérard Koch, born on March 10, 1926 in Kaiserslautern in Germany and died on March 31 , 2014 in Paris, is an artist of French nationality. He did his apprenticeship at La Grande Chaumière in Paris, with Ossip Zadkine, Henri Laurens and Emmanuel Auricoste as teachers. He studied at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris. (he also went by the names Gérard Günth and Manfred Koch) He made his first personal exhibition in the gallery La Spirale in Paris in 1956 . From 1956 to 1983, he exhibited regularly at the May Fair. In 1965, he is a laureate of the Ford Foundation in Berlin. He then stays in the United States where he teaches in Interlochen, Michigan. In 1968, he made a statue of Pierre de Coubertin for the Grenoble Olympics. He then turns to non-figuration. In 1976, he exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art in the city of Paris. Then in 1979 at the Pompidou Center. In 1989, he directed La Fugue du Bugey. he is known for his kinetic sculptures and for his families, acrobats and lovers that bear an affinity to the work of American artist Chaim Gross. and Alberto Giacometti. Select exhibitions 1994: Françoise Moulin Gallery, Lyon Art / Space gallery, Thonon Bellerive Museum, Zurich , Switzerland 1995: Claude Dorval Gallery, Paris "Kulturforum", Villa Oppenheim, Berlin, Germany 1996: BNP Champs-Élysées Galerie Art Espace, Thonon Denis Chevalier, Couvent des Cordeliers, Paris 1997: "20 years of reflection": sculptures and drawings 1977 - 1997, Bruno Delarue Gallery, Paris 1998: Center Carpeaux, "Guest of honor", Paris 1999: Bruno Delarue Gallery, Paris Zweibrücken, The White Barracks, Germany 2000: The Area Reserve "White Sequences" 2001: Bruno Delarue Gallery, Paris, France 2009: Mobile Art Space, 'FLUIDITES @ SETE', Sète Collective Exhibitions 1994 Great and Young Fair, Paris Salon de Mai Fair, Paris 2 painters, 2 sculptors: Cultural Center, Levallois 1995 Fine Arts Gallery, Tokyo, Japan 1996 30 years of sculpture with Denis Chevalier, Convent of the Cordeliers, Paris May Salon Art in the Chapels, Morbihan 1997 May Fair, Paris and Gembloux, Belgium 1998
  • Creator:
    Gerard Koch (1926 - 2014)
  • Creation Year:
    c.1960's
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 31 in (78.74 cm)Width: 14 in (35.56 cm)Depth: 10 in (25.4 cm)
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  • Gallery Location:
    Surfside, FL
  • Reference Number:
    1stDibs: LU3829352152
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