In this feature we take a look at the work of French Art Deco Designer Georges Omerth along with examples of his work with price guide.
Georges Omerth was born in 1895 in a small town in the south of France. He showed an early interest in art, and at the age of just eighteen he began studying sculpture at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris. In 1919 he exhibited his first work, a bust of his friend Maurice Bourgeois, at the Salon d’Automne. Omerth’s art was heavily influenced by the Art Deco movement, which was popular at that time. He died tragically young in 1925, but left behind a body of work that is considered some of the finest examples of French Art Deco sculpture.
Omerth is probably best known for his bronzes, bronzes with ivory and chryselephantine sculptures that often depicted children. His clown figures are particularly well known. His subjects ranged from animalier pieces in the form of dogs and deer, French military subjects, Art Nouveau bronze and ivory figures of females in period attire, figurines of theatrical characters and dancers, car mascots, and Art Deco sporting statues created later in his career, depicting tennis, football and rugby players.
Georges Omerth Bronze and Ivory figures of Children
Georges Omerth Dancers, Sporting Statues and Other Models