Originally specialised in the sculpturing of busts, Charles DELHOMMEAU (1883-1970) being greatly inspired by the bestiary at the Jardin des Plantes in Paris, took a radical shift towards animal sculpture.

The animals at the Jardin des Plantes became his companions for the period and he worked on those models with passion.

Delhommeau exhibited at the ‘Paris Salon’ and participated in the multiple exhibitions hosted by the ‘Animal Artists Society.’ He then collaborated with the ‘Manufacture nationale de Sèvres ’, where his works made out of clay were, for the most part, gilded in bronze by the early 1930’s. Delhommeau is also known for his outstanding charcoal drawings.

In recent years, we rediscover his art thanks to the emergence of some rare bronze works coming from various French collector’s estates.
DELHOMMEAU is a noteworthy and recognised sculptor from the inter-war period. He was then unfairly forgotten until recently but his reputation has still not yet totally rehabilitated. The Anglo-Saxon market is notably eager to own his artworks, following the French collectors who discovered him twenty years ago.