Otero Camps, Jaume [Maó, 1888 - Barcelona, 1945]
Technique: Marble
Dimensions: 36 x 24 x 28 cm
Date: 1915 - 1919
Generic classification: Sculpture
General inventari: 74 E
Location: Reial Acadèmia Catalana de Belles Arts de Sant Jordi
Provenance: Bequeathed by Sr Joaquin Costa Simon, brother and heir of Dr. Josep M. Costa Simon, to the Academy in December 1995. Inscriptions: “OTERO” , at the lower right side. This head is part of Otero’s production between approximately 1915 and 1920. During this period the artist’s style was a symbiosis of the classical Noucentisme (a Catalan cultural movement at the beginning of the twentieth century) and the decorative Art Deco. (See Ràfols 1920, pp. 109-113). Jaume Otero was pupil and collaborator of Manuel Fuxà. In 1906 he won an educational grant and left for Paris and Brussels, where he returned a second time thanks to a financial aid from Barcelona City Council. In Paris he collaborated with Albert Bartholomé.

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