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Arthur Waagen

 (act. 1869-1910)
Arthur Waagen was active/lived in France, Germany, Russian Federation.  Arthur Waagen is known for equestrian heroic figure, Orientalist genre sculpture.

Arthur Waagen

Biography from the Archives of askART

Arthur Waagen was a well-respected animal sculptor who worked in the mid-19th century.  Very little is known about his life.  His most famous work is the large hunt group titled Kabayle au Retour de la Chasse of a North African horseman with his dogs and prey.  He also created several smaller groups of Greyhounds, one playing with a Persian cat and another playing with a King Charles Spaniel.


Biography from Christie's
Born in East Prussia (now Lithuania), Arthur Waagen pursued his career as a sculptor in Paris where he set up his studio at 40, Cours-de-Vincennes.  He was renowned for his fine and realistic modelling, and produced a series of groups with a North African flavour, exhibiting at the Salon from 1869 to 1887.

The present group of a Berber tribesman, also known as Chasseur arabe or Cavalier aux chiens, was conceived circa 1870.  A fine example of the Orientalist genre, it is the artist's most prominent and successful model.  Another cast is in the Dahesh Museum, New York.

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