CELINE LEPAGE (1882-1928)

Born in Warsaw in 1882, Céline Lepage exhibited her first sculptures in Paris in 1905. After her marriage to an officer, she stayed several times abroad, especially in Tunisia and Morocco. Her quest for modernity led her to conduct formal research and draw her inspiration from North African art and landscapes.

Back in France in the early 1920s, she actively participated in several exhibitions. Her collaboration in the decoration of the Pomone pavilion (during the International Exhibition of Modern Decorative and Industrial Arts in 1925) for which she created several bas-reliefs on the theme of novelty is particularly noticed at the time. She died prematurely in 1928, leaving behind her a rich and original work, filled with flexible and stylized human and animal figures.