Bronze with black patina signed on the terrace "GUYOT" and "Susse frères Editeurs Paris".
34 x 50 x 12 cm
Georges Lucien Guyot (born December 10, 1885 in Paris, where he died December 31, 1972), is a French animal artist.
Guyot excelled at copying works from the 15th, 16th and 17th centuries, but very soon he showed an attraction for nature. This attraction led him to the Jardin des Plantes, where he could study wild animals and translate his observations into sculptures and paintings.
A familiar figure in Montmartre, Georges Guyot was the host of the Bateau-Lavoir from the time of Cubism. In 1931, he joined the Group of Twelve, created by François Pompon and Jane Poupelet and which brought together sculptors such as Marcel Lémar, Paul Jouve, André Margat, Jean-Claude de Saint-Marceaux, Georges Hilbert, and even the painter Adrienne Jouclard. Very much in vogue in his time, he had to wait until 1970 to have an exhibition devoted solely to his works. He occupied Picasso's studio at the Bateau-Lavoir where he died on the last day of 1972.