Arthur Waagen was active/lived in France, Germany, Russian Federation. Arthur Waagen is known for equestrian heroic figure, Orientalist genre sculpture.
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.
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.