Frederic C. Focht (1879-1937)
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An Art Deco bronze with original green patine, circa 1925 of a typical ï¿½Speed Godï¿½ 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, Fochtï¿½s 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 Franï¿½ais 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 1920ï¿½s and 1930ï¿½s and apparently his creative talents did not end there – he is also recorded as having been an opera singer of some note.
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