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Marc Petit

Marc Petit

France • Born in: 1961

Emerging artists

Abstract Figurative Sculpture

Sculptors Artists

French artists

Marc Petit was born in Saint-Céré, region of Lot in 1961 and is today considered to be one of the greatest contemporary sculptors and makes a living with galleries and the art market.

At the age of 14, he tried sculpture and discovered this technique. He comes from a family of artisans, he left high school quickly, and devoted himself to carving stone. But it was through two encounters that his technique and life, took up a whole new meaning. Marc petit came across two sculptors from Beaux-Arts Paris, and they became his mentors. René Fournier and Jean Lorquin. Both of them will give him a sharp eye and thoughts on sculpture.

René Fournier took him towards the art of modeling and provided him with the teachings of Marcel Gimond, a legendary sculptor of the 20th century, known for his creations of busts of political figures or the artistic scene. Jean Lorquin had himself won the Prix de Rome in 1949 and was resident at the Villa Medicis, he provided Petit with a know-how on sculpture and mainly a deep reflexion.

With bronze, terra cotta and plaster, Marc Petit created his first sculptures of human beings. Lonely characters with a gloomy look. They seemed lost, and were dominated by oppressiveness or spite. The body has a tired, disembodied look. One doesn't know if it's a tragedy or a floating moment, like a soul wandering in a limbo. When we are in front of these figures, we put a distance but a voyeuristic one, more confused rather than empathetic.

Marc Petit realized his first personal exhibition at the age of 24 and slowly made his name among galleries and collectors.

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Sculpture

L'indiscrète à l'étole EA I / IV, Marc Petit

L'indiscrète à l'étole EA I / IV

Marc Petit

Sculpture - 4.7 x 5.9 x 5.9 inch

$2,454

La blouse bleue, Marc Petit

La blouse bleue

Marc Petit

Sculpture - 20.5 x 6.7 x 5.1 inch

$4,712

Le veilleur, Marc Petit

Le veilleur

Marc Petit

Sculpture - 21.7 x 11.4 x 5.1 inch

$3,927

Douleur III, Marc Petit

Douleur III

Marc Petit

Sculpture - 14.6 x 5.1 x 5.1 inch

$3,534

L'aube blanche, Marc Petit

L'aube blanche

Marc Petit

Sculpture - 17.7 x 9.8 x 8.3 inch

$5,890

La Grande Blouse Sombre, Marc Petit

La Grande Blouse Sombre

Marc Petit

Sculpture - 56.3 x 11 x 11.4 inch

$24,541

La petite odalisque, Marc Petit

La petite odalisque

Marc Petit

Sculpture - 4.3 x 8.7 x 4.3 inch

$2,552

La serpentine, Marc Petit

La serpentine

Marc Petit

Sculpture - 18.9 x 7.1 x 7.1 inch

$5,687

Le crucifié, Marc Petit

Le crucifié

Marc Petit

Sculpture - 42.1 x 23.6 x 9.4 inch

$8,835

Minerve assise, Marc Petit

Minerve assise

Marc Petit

Sculpture - 9.8 x 5.5 x 4.3 inch

$2,945

La pythie, Marc Petit

La pythie

Marc Petit

Sculpture - 40.2 x 14.6 x 12.6 inch

$13,743

L'Effarouchée, Marc Petit

L'Effarouchée

Marc Petit

Sculpture - 10.6 x 5.1 x 3.1 inch

$3,338

Le cavalier, Marc Petit

Le cavalier

Marc Petit

Sculpture - 15.2 x 7.3 x 14.6 inch

$4,908

La rêveuse, Marc Petit

La rêveuse

Marc Petit

Sculpture - 10.4 x 6.5 x 4.7 inch

$3,730

Femme accroupie, Marc Petit

Femme accroupie

Marc Petit

Sculpture - 9.8 x 6.7 x 7.9 inch

$3,927

La clairière, Marc Petit

La clairière

Marc Petit

Sculpture - 47.2 x 33.5 x 15.7 inch

$24,541

L'éternelle, Marc Petit

L'éternelle

Marc Petit

Sculpture - 61 x 14.6 x 15.4 inch

Price upon request

La petite ballerine, Marc Petit

La petite ballerine

Marc Petit

Sculpture - 13.8 x 4.9 x 3 inch

Sold

Femme accroupie à l'étole, Marc Petit

Femme accroupie à l'étole

Marc Petit

Sculpture - 4.7 x 4.9 x 2.4 inch

Sold

Le petit roseau, Marc Petit

Le petit roseau

Marc Petit

Sculpture - 6.7 x 3.5 x 1.8 inch

Sold

La lune noire, Marc Petit

La lune noire

Marc Petit

Sculpture - 10.6 x 3.2 x 2.8 inch

Sold

Les chauves souris, Marc Petit

Les chauves souris

Marc Petit

Sculpture - 5.5 x 4.5 x 2.4 inch

Sold

La peine de coeur, Marc Petit

La peine de coeur

Marc Petit

Sculpture - 8.3 x 4.5 x 3.7 inch

Sold

Petit fragment, Marc Petit

Petit fragment

Marc Petit

Sculpture - 9.8 x 4.3 x 2.4 inch

Sold

Bois du Silence, Marc Petit

Bois du Silence

Marc Petit

Sculpture - 15 x 11.4 x 3.5 inch

Sold

L’ange blessé, Marc Petit

L’ange blessé

Marc Petit

Sculpture - 20.1 x 7.1 x 3.5 inch

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Le caraco noir, Marc Petit

Le caraco noir

Marc Petit

Sculpture - 16.1 x 4.3 x 2.8 inch

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La peine de coeur, Marc Petit

La peine de coeur

Marc Petit

Sculpture - 8.3 x 4.5 x 3.9 inch

Sold

La porte ouverte, Marc Petit

La porte ouverte

Marc Petit

Sculpture - 7.5 x 5.5 x 3.1 inch

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Le Petit Phare, Marc Petit

Le Petit Phare

Marc Petit

Sculpture - 15.7 x 5.1 x 3.5 inch

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La naissance du monde, Marc Petit

La naissance du monde

Marc Petit

Sculpture - 7.1 x 10.2 x 8.7 inch

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Le père et l'enfant, Marc Petit

Le père et l'enfant

Marc Petit

Sculpture - 13.8 x 5.1 x 3.9 inch

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Celle qui sait, Marc Petit

Celle qui sait

Marc Petit

Sculpture - 17.7 x 9.4 x 8.7 inch

Sold

Le crucifié - n°8/8, Marc Petit

Le crucifié - n°8/8

Marc Petit

Sculpture - 42.5 x 23.6 x 9.3 inch

Sold

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Who is the artist?

Marc Petit was born in Saint-Céré, region of Lot in 1961 and is today considered to be one of the greatest contemporary sculptors and makes a living with galleries and the art market.

At the age of 14, he tried sculpture and discovered this technique. He comes from a family of artisans, he left high school quickly, and devoted himself to carving stone. But it was through two encounters that his technique and life, took up a whole new meaning. Marc petit came across two sculptors from Beaux-Arts Paris, and they became his mentors. René Fournier and Jean Lorquin. Both of them will give him a sharp eye and thoughts on sculpture.

René Fournier took him towards the art of modeling and provided him with the teachings of Marcel Gimond, a legendary sculptor of the 20th century, known for his creations of busts of political figures or the artistic scene. Jean Lorquin had himself won the Prix de Rome in 1949 and was resident at the Villa Medicis, he provided Petit with a know-how on sculpture and mainly a deep reflexion.

With bronze, terra cotta and plaster, Marc Petit created his first sculptures of human beings. Lonely characters with a gloomy look. They seemed lost, and were dominated by oppressiveness or spite. The body has a tired, disembodied look. One doesn't know if it's a tragedy or a floating moment, like a soul wandering in a limbo. When we are in front of these figures, we put a distance but a voyeuristic one, more confused rather than empathetic.

Marc Petit realized his first personal exhibition at the age of 24 and slowly made his name among galleries and collectors.

What is Marc Petit’s artistic movement?

The artistic movements of the artists are: Abstract Figurative Sculpture

When was Marc Petit born?

The year of birth of the artist is: 1961