Details: Beautiful in shape and subject matter, this large bronze sculpture titled "Naître" ("To Be Born") by French sculptor, Gérard Bélanger 1936-2019 is a showstopper and a wonderful conversation piece. The woman's figure is simple and developed, her undeveloped face only having a mouth shaped in a way that may indicate she is attempting for a breath of air and a bit hair on her head, yet her toes have exquisite detail. The piece is signed "G. Bélanger" and dated 1980 on the figure's foot.
Dimensions: 28"l x 16"w x 10"h (80 lbs)
A Bit About The Artist: Through both his art and his work in establishing the Art Foundry of Inverness in the Megantic region of the province, Gérard Bélanger has contributed significantly to the practice of the very ancient technique of bronze sculpting in Quebec. Gérard Bélanger died on March 23rd, 2019.