Lucille Sévin was a very accomplished sculptor particularly known for her fine bronze figures and relief plaques.
Actively working from 1920-1940 she exhibited in Paris at the Salon des Artistes Français, winning a bronze medal in 1932, a silver medal in 1937 and a gold medal at the Exposition Universelle in Paris the same year.
As well as sculpting exceptional bronze and ivory figures Lucille Sévin also designed a number of opaline glass sculptures of dancers, which were made by the Choisy-Le-Roi glass works. The figures often depicted famous celebrities of the day, such as the dancer Isadora Duncan. Inspired by the Ballet Russe and the exotic dancers from around the world that were drawn to Paris, with its ardour for Jazz and hedonistic distraction, dancers were particularly popular subjects in the Art Deco period.
Bryan Catley, Art Deco and Other Figures, Antique Collectors Club, (Woodbridge, UK) 1984, p. 293.
Arwas, Victor, Art Deco, Academy Editions, (London), 1980 p. 250.