Surprise - Michel De Tarnowsky - French Sculptor - Nice, France

"Surprise" at the Musée Des Beaux-Arts de Nice


Announcing the opening of the

rue Michel de Tarnowsky

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Area Baumettes; Way at 4, rue Auguste Renoir
(towards gym) - Nice

Olivier Bettati, Advisor General, unveiled this morning a street sign in the name of Michel de Tarnowsky, in the presence of the latter's daughter, Françoise.

Nice, France artist (1870-1946) was a realist and figurative sculptor, whose family of Russian origin was fully integrated into the Nice society of the time. In 2002, the Friends of Michel de Tarnowsky association made a large donation to the Museum of Fine Arts. So it is natural for this event to happen in the presence of its curator, Anne-Stilz Devroye.

See sculptures by the French artist - Michel De Tarnowsky

Musée Des Beaux-Arts de Nice


It was in the neighborhood that stayed Ribiere Tarnowsky family as early as 1884-1885.

Madame Tarnowsky, then a young widow with 5 children to raise, was praised for property Durandy, withdrawn-cons down the road.

It is this property that Michel de Tarnowsky, brothers and sisters could frolic with children Durandy and perform many hikes.

Of these hikes, Michel de Tarnowsky brought back one day horns of sheep who never leave his workshops in sculpture and he did appear more or less stylized in a number of works.

It became something of his signature architectural decoration he did and his commitment to these high mountains of the Var valley.

In 1896, his sister Margaret married Alexander De Tarnowsky Durandy and died in 1933.

In 1909 his mother died at William in the ownership of the Ribiere.

Michel De Tarnowsky was primarily a portraitist, but realized a number of important works both in France and USA, where he was professor of sculpture in New York between 1902 and 1908 and he exhibited regularly at the Salon of French Artists in Nice, Amiens, USA, and was awarded several times.