HILBERT Georges (1900 - 1982), a French artist born in Algeria, will always reminisce the exoticism of his country of birth and the charmed period in which he lived there.

Hibert began his art studies at the Fine Arts School of Algiers, he then continued to study at the ‘Arts Décoratifs’ and the ‘Ecole des Beaux-Arts’ in Paris.
He soon caught the attention of his peers for his exceptional animal sculptures and thus joined the “Groupe des Douze” from its inception.

Alongside his friend Camille Roche, Hilbert received the Blumenthal Foundation’s grand prize for sculptor.
In 1925, Hilbert is then awarded the Grand Prize for Design, this time for his collective work “Pergola de la Douce France”, other recipients include the Martel brothers, François Pompon and Ossip Zadkine.

Particularly keen on his direct-cut, Hilbert creates most of his artworks in granite and in marble.
His bronze sculptures are less common and some of them are the metal versions of his initial direct cuts from stone.
He has worked with Alexis Rudier and his students as well as collaborating with other artists to create exclusive pieces for high-profile patrons.

Around 1950 Hilbert collaborates with the ‘Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres’, famously exhibiting his “Panther” made of sandstone in 1951.
In 1973 he establishes his reputation thanks to the receiving the ‘Edouard-Marcel Sandoz’ Prize. However his accession can also be accredited to him being a member of the institution.

Some of his artworks, despite their scarcity, are part of several prestigious museum collections, notably the ones at the Metropolitan Museum of Art of New-York, the museums of Toledo (Ohio) and Denver (Colorado), the Piscine in Roubaix and the Centre Pompidou (National Museum of Modern Art) in Paris. 


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