Featured Artists

"Icon(s)" april - july 2015

Born in France in 1933, he lives and works in Madrid.

Georges Jeanclos was a French sculptor and professor at the Académie des Beaux-Arts in Paris. As an artist, Jeanclos was heavily influenced by his childhood in a Jewish family during World War II. Human suffering is at the heart of his oeuvre. Inspired by ancient Etruscan sculptures, his choice medium, grey terracotta, reflects the fragility of life. His sculptures often represent bald, meditating individuals. These sculptures exude a sense of calm and serenity, recalling praying Buddhist monks. Jeanclos’ famous series Dormeurs (“Sleepers”) expresses the same sense of serenity. Jeanclos is also known for his bronze sculptures, fountains and monumental works, many of which were made for public commissions.