This sculpture of a polar bear, presented at the Salon in 1922, made the success of François Pompon at the age of 67.
The animals by Pompon
François Pompon (Saulieu 1855-Paris 1933)
Son of a cabinetmaker, François Pompon entered the school of fine arts (Ecole des Beaux-Arts) of Dijon after having earned his living in Saulieu as a stone and wood worker. He studied architecture and sculpture and acquired basic knowledge in engraving.