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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'Insaisissable, Marc Petit

L'Insaisissable

Marc Petit

Sculpture - 6.7 x 3.9 x 2.8 inch

$1,809

Sculpture, Le Naufragé, Marc Petit

Le Naufragé

Marc Petit

Sculpture - 6.5 x 5.1 x 3.5 inch

$2,261

Sculpture, Tête III, Marc Petit

Tête III

Marc Petit

Sculpture - 6.5 x 2.4 x 3.7 inch

$1,696

Sculpture, Les amis, Marc Petit

Les amis

Marc Petit

Sculpture - 11.8 x 5.5 x 2.4 inch

$3,391

Sculpture, Le Petit Échu, Marc Petit

Le Petit Échu

Marc Petit

Sculpture - 10.2 x 7.3 x 3 inch

$4,296

Sculpture, La Reine de Pique, Marc Petit

La Reine de Pique

Marc Petit

Sculpture - 10.2 x 2.8 x 3.9 inch

$2,261

Sculpture, L'Angelus, Marc Petit

L'Angelus

Marc Petit

Sculpture - 7.5 x 7.9 x 4.7 inch

$2,826

Sculpture, Le petit mot, Marc Petit

Le petit mot

Marc Petit

Sculpture - 6.9 x 3.9 x 6.7 inch

$3,164

Sculpture, Venus, Marc Petit

Venus

Marc Petit

Sculpture - 15 x 2.8 x 2.4 inch

$3,165

Sculpture, Le brin de lune, Marc Petit

Le brin de lune

Marc Petit

Sculpture - 6.9 x 1.6 x 1.2 inch

$1,470

Sculpture, Le crucifié, Marc Petit

Le crucifié

Marc Petit

Sculpture - 42.1 x 23.6 x 9.4 inch

$10,174

Sculpture, La petite odalisque, Marc Petit

La petite odalisque

Marc Petit

Sculpture - 4.3 x 8.7 x 4.3 inch

$3,504

Sculpture, La serpentine, Marc Petit

La serpentine

Marc Petit

Sculpture - 18.9 x 7.1 x 7.1 inch

$7,348

Sculpture, Le serment, Marc Petit

Le serment

Marc Petit

Sculpture - 18.1 x 7.1 x 6.7 inch

$5,652

Sculpture, Douleur III, Marc Petit

Douleur III

Marc Petit

Sculpture - 14.6 x 5.1 x 5.1 inch

$4,070

Sculpture, Le Torse, Marc Petit

Le Torse

Marc Petit

Sculpture - 31.5 x 15.7 x 15.7 inch

$19,217

Sculpture, Psyché, Marc Petit

Psyché

Marc Petit

Sculpture - 15.7 x 10.2 x 5.5 inch

$6,783

Sculpture, Une nuée, Marc Petit

Une nuée

Marc Petit

Sculpture - 24.4 x 8.3 x 11 inch

$9,043

Sculpture, Petite Vanité, Marc Petit

Petite Vanité

Marc Petit

Sculpture - 10.2 x 4.3 x 6.7 inch

$4,070

Sculpture, L'envol, Marc Petit

L'envol

Marc Petit

Sculpture - 5.9 x 5.1 x 2.4 inch

$1,243

Sculpture, La blessure, Marc Petit

La blessure

Marc Petit

Sculpture - 8.1 x 3.1 x 3.5 inch

$3,165

Sculpture, La pythie, Marc Petit

La pythie

Marc Petit

Sculpture - 40.2 x 14.6 x 12.6 inch

$15,826

Sculpture, La Sombre, Marc Petit

La Sombre

Marc Petit

Sculpture - 19.7 x 13 x 9.8 inch

$7,009

Sculpture, Le lit, Marc Petit

Le lit

Marc Petit

Sculpture - 11.4 x 15.4 x 11 inch

$7,348

Sculpture, Le bélier, Marc Petit

Le bélier

Marc Petit

Sculpture - 11.8 x 6.3 x 5.5 inch

$4,296

Sculpture, La rêveuse, Marc Petit

La rêveuse

Marc Petit

Sculpture - 10.4 x 6.5 x 4.7 inch

$4,296

Sculpture, Femme accroupie, Marc Petit

Femme accroupie

Marc Petit

Sculpture - 9.8 x 6.7 x 7.9 inch

$4,522

Sculpture, La clairière, Marc Petit

La clairière

Marc Petit

Sculpture - 37.8 x 32.3 x 15.7 inch

$31,650

Sculpture, Ginkgo mâle, Marc Petit

Ginkgo mâle

Marc Petit

Sculpture - 94.5 x 39.4 x 39.4 inch

$62,174

Sculpture, L'éternelle, Marc Petit

L'éternelle

Marc Petit

Sculpture - 61 x 14.6 x 15.4 inch

$29,391

Sculpture, Le kimono, Marc Petit

Le kimono

Marc Petit

Sculpture - 18.5 x 4.7 x 4.7 inch

Sold

Sculpture, La lune noire, Marc Petit

La lune noire

Marc Petit

Sculpture - 10.6 x 3.2 x 2.8 inch

Sold

Sculpture, La Pensée, Marc Petit

La Pensée

Marc Petit

Sculpture - 23.6 x 11 x 13 inch

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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.

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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