Girl with braids
Terracotta sculpture "Petite fille" by the Swedish sculptor Gunnar Nilsson. Made in 1937. Tactile surface with traces of the hand.
- Measures: height: 31 cm, width: 25 cm
Signed: G Nilsson "Petite fille", Paris, 1937
- Condition: In great condition with light signs of ware
Gunnar Nilsson (1904-1995)
Gunnar Nilsson was a swedish sculptor. Encouraged by Carl Eldh, and with support from local patrons, he travelled to Paris in 1928 to study sculpture with, among others, Charles Despiau and Paul Niclausse. In Paris, Nilsson became associated with other artists, mainly Bror Hjorth, Carl Frisendahl and Alberto Giacometti.
He later settled down in Le Chesney, near Versailles, and became known mainly by his sculptures of young girls. "Mimi, 1956, can be seen on Karlavägen in Stockholm.
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