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In 1949, François-Xavier Lalanne studied drawing, sculpture and painting in Paris, working alongside Constantin Brancusi, René Magritte and Salvador Dalí. In 1952, he held his first personal painting exhibition in Paris.

In the 1950s, he decorated the new Parisian boutique at Dior avenue Montaigne, with the young assistant Yves Saint-Laurent. In 1956, he decided to work with his partner Claude, with whom he signed the Jardin des Halles, in Paris. He married Claude in 1967.

François-Xavier Lalanne is first known for his sculptures of animals, domestic (sheep) or wild (rhinoceros). Animals are also the central subject of his engraved work (Ordinary Bestiary 2, collection of plates prefaced by Patrick Mauriès).

He is the author of the three bronze geese that adorn the place of the goose market in Sarlat-la-Canéda, which was a fairground until the twentieth century, and where these farmyard animals were still sold until in the 1980s.

Until the end of his life, François-Xavier Lalanne lived and worked in Ury (Seine-et-Marne).


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Print, Canard à quatre têtes, François-Xavier Lalanne

Canard à quatre têtes

François-Xavier Lalanne

Print - 34 x 52 x 0.2 cm Print - 13.4 x 20.5 x 0.1 inch

$1,021

Sculpture, Vache couchée I, François-Xavier Lalanne

Vache couchée I

François-Xavier Lalanne

Sculpture - 16 x 43 x 19.5 cm Sculpture - 6.3 x 16.9 x 7.7 inch

$221,308

Print, Histoire naturelle, François-Xavier Lalanne

Histoire naturelle

François-Xavier Lalanne

Print - 40 x 33 cm Print - 15.7 x 13 inch

$681

Print, Histoires naturelles, Choupatte + En Puisaye, François-Xavier Lalanne

Histoires naturelles, Choupatte + En Puisaye

François-Xavier Lalanne

Print - 34 x 27 cm Print - 13.4 x 10.6 inch

$1,362

Print, Sans-titre, François-Xavier Lalanne

Sans-titre

François-Xavier Lalanne

Print - 35 x 27 cm Print - 13.8 x 10.6 inch

$511

Print, Sans-titre, François-Xavier Lalanne

Sans-titre

François-Xavier Lalanne

Print - 38 x 27.5 cm Print - 15 x 10.8 inch

$511

Sculpture, L'oiseau bleu, François-Xavier Lalanne

L'oiseau bleu

François-Xavier Lalanne

Sculpture - 19 x 6 x 6 cm Sculpture - 7.5 x 2.4 x 2.4 inch

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Print, Sans-titre, François-Xavier Lalanne

Sans-titre

François-Xavier Lalanne

Print - 38 x 27.5 cm Print - 15 x 10.8 inch

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What is François-Xavier Lalanne’s artistic movement?
The artistic movements of the artists are: Classical Animal Sculptors
When was François-Xavier Lalanne born?
The year of birth of the artist is: 1927