CUBIST HEAD

by Jules-Oscar Maes (1881-1967)
France, circa 1920


14” high; 10 ¾” wide; 7” deep

This sculpture is carved oak with painted highlights, showing a stylized cubistic head on an ebonized wood plinth. The back of the sculpture is the rough curve of the tree trunk from which this was carved.

J. O. Maes carved on front and in crayon on reverse side.

The sculptor and painter Jules-Oscar Maes was born in Lille in 1881. He studied under M. Coutan and exhibited at the Salon des Artistes Français, where he received an honorable mention in 1910. He also exhibited at the Salons de la Nationale, d'Automne and Tuileries. A carved wood bust of a young man by Maes can be found in the Musée National d'Art Moderne, Centre George Pompidou, Paris. A bather produced by Sѐvres is in the Musee National de Ceramique.

Provenance:
Galerie Anne-Sophie Duval, Paris

$85,000 - Inv. #94