Thursday, 3 March 2011

Felix RASUMNY (1869-1940)

More miniature works of art, this time a Russian working in France. This design is a lovely art nouveau girl playing a harp. Issued as a "Souvenir du Festival Musical du Villafranche, Rhone 14th May 1911"
Felix RASUMNY (1869-1940) was a Russian engraver, born in Sebastopol,  who emigrated to France. He trained at the Ecole des Arts Decoratifs under such masters as Millet, Gauthier and Tasset.


Felix regularly exhibited, including at the Salon of the Société des Artistes Francais 1891 (honorable mention), the Exposition Universelle 1900 (silver medal) and the 1911 World's Fair (silver). He became a member of the Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts in 1911 and was made Chevalier of the Legion of Honor in 1933.

His work includes; the massive cast iron maquette celebrating the opening of Pont Alexandre III for the 1900 Paris Exposition Universelle as well as being commissioned to design medals, jewellery, medallions and the 1929 10 francs coin.





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