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School of Art
Aberystwyth University
Buarth Mawr
SY23 1NG

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Display artist/maker:

Joseph-Emmanuel-Jules Descomps

Born: 1869, France, Clermont-Ferrand   Died: 1950, Paris

Sculptor. Generally known as 'Joe Descomps' but also as 'Joseph Descomps' and 'Joe Descomps Cormier'. Studied in Paris under the sculptor Hiolin, possibly Louis Auguste Hiolin (1846-1910), and regularly exhibited at the Salon where he was made a Full Member in 1893. He designed and sculpted Art Deco figures, particularly female nudes, in bronze, terracotta, ivory and porcelain. Some of his work was reproduced by the Pouyat Company of Limoges and by Edmund Etling & Cie. of Paris

Objects in the collections associated with this artist/maker

[Figure, Dutch girl wearing clogs] C508 Ceramics