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Frederic C. Focht (1879-1937)


An Art Deco bronze with original green patine, circa 1925 of a typical ‘Speed God’ by Paris-born Frederic Focht. Signed in the bronze and mounted on a marble base.

Fascinated by the link between human form and stylized machine, Focht’s bronzes have depicted speed gods evolving into aircraft, semi-abstract automobiles and locomotives.

Length: 34 inches (87 cm).

Frederic C. Focht (1879 - 1937) was born in Paris and studied under the celebrated sculptor Falguiere. His remarkable talent was recognised early in his career, exhibiting at the Salon des Artistes Français and winning the coveted Medal of Honour at the tender age of 21.

Focht was responsible for some of the most striking Art Deco bronzes of the 1920’s and 1930’s and apparently his creative talents did not end there - he is also recorded as having been an opera singer of some note.

Price Code: £££££

Reference: 6034

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