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Claudius Linossier

Claudius Linossier (1983 Lyon) was een van Frankrijks belangrijkste metaalkunstenaars (dinandier), temidden van de grootste Art Deco vertegenwoordigers.

Educated as gold- and silversmith and medal maker he is by the time chaser, engraver, and becomes also skilled as a laqueur.
During his live he realises over 3600 pieces of art based on silver, copper, brass and "new silver" which he decorates with colored and patinated geometrical motifs.
Apart from his metalwork he creates also medals, sculptures, and some paintings, that he never will expose.
After WW.1 he returns to Paris where he starts to work with the great decorators as Jean Dunand, with whom he learns to interest the public in manufacturing brute metal and make it fashionable again. In 1920 he starts his own workshop in Lyon in La Croix-Rosse.
Shortly after that he starts to exhibition in the local salon, and his work gets appreciated by lovers and local press and rapidly he finds his place amongst great decorators as Emile Jacques Ruhlmann and starts to sell his objects in teh United States.
Exhibitions will follow in New York, Boston, Chicago, Athens, Bucarest, Milan, Prague, Montréal and Sydney.
Through the "Exposition internationale des Arts décoratifs et industriels modernes" in 1925 he will develop as one of the most important Art Deco artists.


Items by Claudius Linossier


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