Chiparus, golfing high society lady

This phenomenal sculpture of a graceful high society lady in perfect golf pose makes you curious if her golf ball actually went straight to the hole. She smiles sweetly as she patiently waits for the end result of her stroke. With her head tilted towards her right shoulder, she concentrates on her playing. She wears a long skirt that falls down to her ankles, with matching hat and sweater with long sleeves.

The statue is cast in the old “Lost Wax method” and is colored in brown patina. 100% handmade and bronze, mounted on top of a marble base, signed by D.H.Chiparus.

Demetre Haralamb Chiparus

Demetre Haralamb Chiparus (September 16, 1886 – January 22, 1947) was an Art Deco sculptor who spent most of his life in Paris. He was born in Romania in 1886 and then traveled to Paris for World War I to be more involved in his artwork. He attended school in Italy, at the École des Beaux Arts in Paris and exhibited at the Salon in 1914.

Chiparus was particularly adept at the technique of chryselephantine, combining bronze and ivory to produce dramatic, stylized sculpture. He produced most of his famous works between 1914 and 1933 in Paris: it was an exciting place in the years leading up to World War II, when Art Deco style and swinging good times were in fashion just like in the United States.

His later work in the 1920s was influenced by his interest in Egypt, after the excavation of the Pharaoh Tutankhamun. Some of his most exciting works include dancers from the Russian Ballet, French Theater, and the beginnings of moving images. Tall and skinny dancers were depicted in motion, dressed in high Art Deco style.

Demetre Chiparus worked mainly with the Etling Foundry in Paris, and he died in 1947.