René Buthaud
French, 1886-1987
Selected exhibitions
2018
Jason Jacques Gallery at Winter Antiques Show 2018,
Jason Jacques Gallery
2016
Jason Jacques Inc. at FOG Design+Art 2016,
Jason Jacques Gallery
2014
JASON JACQUES INC AT TEFAF MAASTRICHT,
Jason Jacques Gallery

Best known for stylized depictions of female figures—odalisques, reclining nudes, and mythological goddesses—René Buthaud was one of the most important French ceramists of the Art Deco period. Although he began as a painter and engraver in the academic style and trained at l’École des Beaux-Arts in Bordeaux, in 1919 Buthaud turned to ceramics, which became his choice medium thereafter. Buthaud originally focused on decorative, enameled ceramics, which were fired in a wood-burning kiln he built himself (later to be replaced by a more effective coal-burning kiln.) Using vivid, jazz-age color palettes and firm outlines to paint foliage, geometric compositions, and nudes, Buthaud explored classical, primitive, and naturalistic themes, all while championing the ideals of modernism.

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