Bronze dancer sculpture after Chiparus (Reproduction). The female figure is scantily clad in Egyptian style costume with arms outstretched on a truncated pyramidal red marble base. ‘Chiparus Foundry mark’.
Dem�tre Haralamb Chiparus (16 September 1886 � 22 January 1947) was a Romanian Art Deco era sculptor who lived and worked in Paris, France. He was one of the most important sculptors of the Art Deco era. Traditionally, four factors of influence over the creative activity of the artist can be distinguished: Serge Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes, ancient Egyptian art, and French theatre. Early motion pictures were among his more notable subjects and were typified by figures with a long, slender, stylized appearance. After the tomb of Tutankhamun was discovered in 1922, the art of ancient Egypt and the East came to French fashion and is also reflected in the creative activity of Chiparus.