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Germaine Richier

(1902-1959), French sculptor and engraver

Sitter in 10 portraits
Richier studied at the École des Beaux Arts, Montpellier and with sculptor Antoine Bourdelle in Paris. Richier's approach was classical but her themes were fantastical, combining human and animal forms. Bill Hopkins wrote: 'The sculpting of a subject's atmosphere, in this case controlled violence, is the outstanding factor in her success as a “realist” … Germaine Richier is that phenomenon, a successful woman in sculpture. Meeting her, one senses a masculine objectivity married to an ultra-femininity, that most particular property of Parisians.'

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Germaine Richier, by Ida Kar - NPG x132732

Germaine Richier

by Ida Kar
vintage bromide print, 1954
NPG x132732

Germaine Richier, by Ida Kar - NPG x132733

Germaine Richier

by Ida Kar
vintage bromide print, 1954
NPG x132733

Germaine Richier, by Ida Kar - NPG x132960

Germaine Richier

by Ida Kar
2 1/4 inch square film negative, 1954
NPG x132960

Germaine Richier, by Ida Kar - NPG Ax134262

Germaine Richier

by Ida Kar
vintage bromide print, 1954
NPG Ax134262

Germaine Richier, by Ida Kar - NPG Ax134263

Germaine Richier

by Ida Kar
vintage bromide print, 1954
NPG Ax134263

Germaine Richier, by Ida Kar - NPG Ax134264

Germaine Richier

by Ida Kar
vintage bromide print, 1954
NPG Ax134264

Germaine Richier, by Ida Kar - NPG Ax134265

Germaine Richier

by Ida Kar
vintage bromide print, 1954
NPG Ax134265

Germaine Richier, by Ida Kar - NPG Ax134266

Germaine Richier

by Ida Kar
vintage bromide print, 1954
NPG Ax134266

Germaine Richier, by Ida Kar - NPG x134851

Germaine Richier

by Ida Kar
bromide print mounted on hardboard, 1954
NPG x134851

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Germaine Richier

by Ida Kar
modern bromide print from original negative, 1954
NPG x135079

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