A sensitive depiction of a girl in filiform bronze, by Ilio Signori, an Italian sculptor active in France. Signori was born in Italy in 1929. He moved to Paris at the age of fifteen, already with the project of becoming a sculptor. He was taught by Marcel Gimond at the Académie Julian, then was admitted to the Beaux-Arts de Paris in 1953, and worked at the Gimond workshop until 1959.
From there, Ilio Signori received several prizes and participated in many exhibitions, with one man shows in Paris, London and of which a list is attached.
In this early, delicate and lightly abstracted work dating from the 1960s, we recognise exactly that slightly awkward juvenile stance so recognisable in youth.
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