Séraphin SOUDBININE

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Séraphin SOUDBININE

Séraphin SOUDBININE (1867-1944) - Nadia Xicota - Sculpture in marble signed on the right shoulder - 50 x 25 x 40 cm - Nadia Xicota was a woman from a rich family from Nice who married a man from Barcelona. This bust was commissioned to the artist by the family of the current owner.Séraphin Nikolaevich Soudbinine, born in Nijni Novgorod on March 21, 1867 and died on November 1, 1944 in Paris, is a sculptor and ceramist of Russian origin living in Paris. Born into a family of merchants, the Golovastikovs, he worked in small trades (moss on the Volga, telegraph employee) before becoming passionate about theatre, which he practised first in his native town, adopting the stage name of Soudbinine, then during tours in provincial theatres, before joining the first troupe of the Moscow Art Theatre in 1898, where he played Chekhov, Tolstoy and Gorky, among others. Having obtained a scholarship from Savva Morozov, he moved to Paris in 1904 following his meeting with Auguste Rodin, of whom he was a pupil and then assistant for ten years, while pursuing his own career as a sculptor. He is in particular the practitioner for Rodin of "The Hand of God or Creation".
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