ARTWORKS

BIOGRAPHY

Born in Sarlat in 1962, Daniel DAVIAU lives and works in Paris. He grew up in the heart of Périgord where he spent his childhood surrounded by nature and cultivated his love for animals.

Having studied sculpture and worked with wood, he decided that bronze would be the chosen material through which he would convey his artistic message, first representing endangered species. By portraying all the animals from the humblest to the proudest, he transfixes them in time and gives them eternal life. 

It is through the pleasure of working with bronze, its material, curves and patina, that he is able to express with humour the majesty and capture the caricature attitude of his bestiary. The purity of his lines, the subtle elegance of his design made him one of the most talented representatives of the old and illustrious family of the Animalists. He is the successor of sculptors such as François POMPON.

His great success lies in the modern, sensitive and full of emotions interpretation that he has of his animals and that is strongly reflected translated in all of his works.

He became the vice-president of the salon national des artistes animaliers in 2001 and his work has been rewarded several times notably with the Edouard-Marcel Sandoz prize in 2000, the highest distinction for a sculptor and more recently with the gold medal of the Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts in 2013 presented to him at the Louvre.

His works are parts of prestigious art collections across the world between New York, Shanghai, Beijing, Washington, Paris, London, Geneva, Milano, Brussels, Moscow, Miami and Palm Beach.

The sculptures of Daniel DAVIAU have been exhibited in the museums around the world as well as in major art fairs since 1992, notably the PAD in Paris, the Armory Show in New York, Masterpiece in London and the Fine Art Fairs in Hong Kong and Shanghai.
His animals were showed at the Hôtel de la Monnaie of Paris, the BBK of Bilbao and the Musée des Années 30 of Boulogne in the exhibition “Cent sculptures animalières du 20ème Siècle” in 2012. He is presently known as one of the most recognized artists in the art market.

Due to his huge worldwide success, he has worked since 2011 on monumental projects dedicated to cultural foundations and sites, as well as for the private collectors across China.
His last Personal Exhibition in June 2015 in New York offered him the recognization of the American public.

CURRICULUM VITAE

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

1993 : House of Wine, Saint Emilion, Gironde (France)
1994 : Credit Mutuel Agency, place des fêtes, Paris (France)
2001 : TAYLOR Foundation, Paris (France)
2006 : « Retrospective », DUMONTEIL Gallery Paris (France)
Since 2013 : « Monumental Sculptures”, Deji Plaza / Deji Art Museum, Nanjing (China)
2015 : « Moose in the City » French May, Statue Square Hong Kong (China)
2015 : « Bestiary by DAVIAU », DUMONTEIL Gallery New York, May (USA)
2018 : “Daniel DAVIAU, Animal Beauty” DUMONTEIL Gallery Shanghai, may 27th – August 30th (China)
2018 : “Daniel DAVIAU, Animal Beauty” Xiyulou Hôtel, Shanghai, May 24th - August 24th (China)
2019 : « Daniel DAVIAU, Monumentale Sculptures », The Hub – Xiantiandi, July 20th – November 13th (China)
2020 : Rhinoceros, Place du Louvre, Paris, (France)
GROUP EXHIBITIONS

1991-2005 : Group Exhibition : Breuillet-Saint Vrain, Etampes, Le Raincy, Vincennes (France)
1996 : « Bestiary », Musée de Jouy-en-Josas (France)
1998 : « The Animals » Muséum d’Histoire Naturelle, Orléans (France)
Depuis 1998 : Carré Rive Gauche, DUMONTEIL Gallery Paris (France)
1999 : « French Animal Artists » Bergdorf Goodman, New York (USA)
1999 : Sculptors and animals in art in 20th century », Monnaie de Paris, Paris, March 25th – May 24th (France)
2003 : « Sculpture Materials», Aix (Verre), Arles (Autres Matériaux), Aubagne (Terre), Marseille (Bronze), Salon (Fer), Saint Rémy (Bois), Vitrolles (Pierre), October 17 th 2003 – January15 th 2004 (France)
2005 : « Children only : the Animals », Museum of fine Arts, Chartres (France)
2005 : « El Arca del Siglo », BBK, Bilbao Biskaia Kutxa Fondation, Bilbao, October 13th – November 20 th (Spain)
2012 : « 100 Animal Sculptures, Bugatti, Pompon, Giacometti… », Museum of the 30s, Boulogne-Billancourt, April 10th – October 28 th (France)
2013 : « S|2’s spring exhibition explores non-monumental sculpture of the 20th and 21st centuries (RODIN, MOORE, PICASSO, CALDER, FIORI, KAPOOR, KOONS, GIACOMETTI, HIRST, DAVIAU)», Sotheby’s New York (USA)
2013 : « Girafe » Société National des Beaux-Arts, Carrousel du Louvre, Paris (France)
2014 : « Monumental Animal » Miami Art and Design Miami (USA)
2015 : « Monumental Animal » Palm Beach (USA)
2017 : « 35, New Space Opening Exhibition », DUMONTEIL Gallery Shanghai (China)
2018 : « Esprit animal », DUMONTEIL Gallery, New York, June 20th – August 30th (USA)
2019 : « Anima Animalis », DUMONTEIL Gallery Paris, June 7th – July 23th (France)
2019 : « The Carnival of Animals », DUMONTEIL Gallery Shanghai, September 19th– December 26th (China)
2020-present : “The Carnival of Animals”, Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, Shanghai (China)
2020 : « Paris as a Destination », DUMONTEIL Gallery Shanghai, January 9th– March 1st (China)
2020 : “Anima Animalis II”, DUMONTEIL Gallery Paris, January 24th– February 29th (France)
2020 : « Jardin d’Eden », DUMONTEIL Gallery Paris, June 20th – August 1st (France)
2020 : « Portrait d’oiseau », DUMONTEIL Gallery Paris, October 22th – November 21th (France)
2021 : « Summer Group Show”, DUMONTEIL Gallery Paris, July 8th – September 30th (France)
2021 : « Fall Group Show », DUMONTEIL Gallery Paris, October 14th – November 27th (France)
2021 : “Winter Group Show” DUMONTEIL Gallery Shanghai, November 23th – January 10th 2022 (China)
2022 : « Ecosystem, Daniel DAVIAU & Ruben FUENTES », DUMONTEIL Gallery Paris, February 17 th – March 31th (France)
2022 : « 40 years », DUMONTEIL Contemporary, Paris (France)
2023 : « Grand prize winners 2022 », TAYLOR Foundation, Paris, janvier (France)

ART FAIRS

1992 -1996 : « Salon de Mars », Paris (France)
Since 1993 : « Salon des Artistes Français », Paris (France)
Since 1994 : « Salon d’Automne », Paris (France)
1994-1997 : Contemporary Art Fair of Strasbourg, (France)
1997 : « 5th Animal Biennale » , Lyon (France)
Since1998 : « Salon National des Artistes Animaliers », Bry sur Marne (France)
Since 1999 : « Salon National des Beaux-Arts », Carrousel du Louvre, Paris (France)
2000 : « Salon Animalier », Rambouillet (France)
2000-2001 : « Salon de Mars », Genève (Suisse)
2001 : « 2nd Monumental Sculpture Festival », Sainte Genevieve des Bois (France)
2001 : « Pavillon des Antiquaires », Jardin de Tuileries, Paris (France)
2003 : « Salon du Collectionneur », Carrousel du Louvre, Paris (France)
Since 2003 : « Salon de l’Ecole des Buttes Chaumont », Paris (France)
2003 : « Salon du Félin », Villeneuve Saint-Georges (France)
2004 : America’s International Fine Art & Antique Fair, Palm Beach (USA)
2004 : Contemporary Art Fair, Palm Beach (USA)
2004 : Arts & Design Fair, New York (USA)
2004 : “The Spring International Art & Antique Show”, New York (USA)
2004 : Chicago Art Fair (USA)
2005 : « Salon d’Automne du Petit Format », Sannois (France)
2005 : « Les Antiquaires du XXe siècle, » Bruxelles (Belgium)
2005-2008 : Moscow World Fine Art Fair (Russia)
2006-2009 : Summer Olympia Fine Art & Antiques Fair, Londres (United Kingdom)
2007 : Shanghai Fine Jewellery and Art Fair (China)
2007-2008: Art Paris – Modern Art Fair (Abu Dhabi)
2008-2009: Art & Antiques Dubai (EAU)
2009 : PAD Londres (United Kingdom)
Depuis 2010 : Masterpiece, Londres (United Kingdom)
2010 : LuxProperty Shanghai (China)
Depuis 2010 : Fine Art Asia Hong Kong (China)
2010 : PAD, Paris (France)
2011 : SH Contemporary, Shanghai (China)
Depuis 2011 : Shanghai Art Fair (China))
2011 : PAD, New York (USA)
Depuis 2012 : Art Beijing (China)
Depuis 2013 : The Salon Art + Design, New York (USA)
2014 - 2015 : Art Stage, Singapour (Singapour)
2014 : Singapour Art Fair (Singapour)
2015 : Palm Beach Jewelry, Art & Antique Show (USA)
2015 : Art Central Hong Kong (China)
2015 : PAD London (United Kingdom)
2015 : Guardian fine Art Asia Beijing (China)
2015 : The Salon Art + Design New York (USA)
2016 : SAB Bruxelles (Belgium)
2016 : Design Shanghai (China)
2016 : Art Central Hong Kong (China)
2016 : PAD Paris (France)
2016 : Art Beijing (China)
2016 : Fine Art Asia Hong Kong (China)
2016 : PAD London (United Kingdom)
2016 : Guardian fine Art Asia Beijing (China)
2017 : Design Shanghai (China)
2017 : PAD Paris (France)
2017 : Fine Art Asia Hong Kong (China)
2017 : PAD London (United Kingdom)
2017 : Guardian fine Art Asia Beijing (China)
2017 : Art 021 Shanghai (China)
2018 : Salon National des Artistes Animaliers, Bry Sur Marne (France)
2018 : PAD Paris (France)
2018 : PAD Geneva (Switzerland)
2018 : Design Shanghai (China)
2019 : PAD Paris, Paris (France)
2019 : PAD, Monaco (Monaco).
2019 : PAD, Genève, (Switzerland)
2019 : Art Beijing (China)
2019 : ART021 Shanghai Contemporary, shanghai (China).
2020 : West Bund Art and Design Fair shanghai (China).
2021 : ART021 SHANGHAI Contemporary, Shanghai (China).
2022 : PAD Paris Art Design, Paris, (France)
2022 : PAD Paris Art Design, Londres (United Kingdom)
2022 : Salon National des Artistes Animaliers, Bry Sur Marne, (France)
2023 : PAD, Paris (France)
AWARDS
1993 : Sculpture first prize, Saint-Vrain.
1997 : Oscar ROTY award, Taylor Foundation Paris.
1998 : Charles REGNIER award, Taylor Foundation Paris.
1998 : Léon RIGNAULT award, Salon des Artistes Français.
2000 : Edouard SANDOZ award, Salon National des Artistes Animaliers.
2000 : BAUMEL-SCHWENCK award, Société Nationale des Beaux Arts.
2002 : Friends of French Artists Society award.
2013 : Jean ANOUILH award, Société Nationale des Beaux Arts.
2022 : Andreï GREAC Award, Fondation Taylor Paris

MEDAL
1996 : Bronze medal, Société Nationale des Beaux Arts.
1997 : Bronze medal, French Artists Society.
1998 : Silver medal, French Artists Society.
1998 : Silver medal, Société Nationale des Beaux Arts.
1998 : Bronze medal, Salon National des Artistes Animaliers.
1999 : Silver medal, Salon National des Artistes Animaliers.
1999 : Silver medal, Académie des Arts, Sciences et Lettres.
2002 : Vincennes city medal.
2005 : Sannois city medal.
2013 : Gold medal, Société National des Beaux Art

EXHIBITIONS

2023.11.30 – 2024.01.12
DUMONTEIL Contemporary
8 Rue d'Aboukir 75002 Paris
2022.02.17 – 2022.03.31
38 rue de l’Université - 75007 Paris
2020.06.20 – 2020.08.01
38 rue de l’Université - 75007 Paris
2020.09.19 – 2020.12.26
DUMONTEIL Shanghai
2020.10.22 – 2020.11.21
38, rue de l'Université, 75007, Paris
2021.07.08 – 2021.09.30
38, rue de l'Université, 75007, Paris
2021.10.14 – 2021.11.27
38, rue de l'Université, 75007, Paris
2021.11.23 – 2022.01.10
Shanghai, China
2021.11.23 – 2022.01.10
Shanghai, China
2020.01.24 – 2020.02.29
38 rue de l’Université - 75007 Paris
2020.01.09 – 2020.03.01
Shanghai, China
2019.06.07 – 2019.07.13
Paris, France
2018.06.20 – 2018.08.30
New York, USA
2018.05.27 – 2018.08.26
Shanghai, China
2017.09.23 – 2017.10.10
Shanghai, China

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