Maximilien Fiot

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Biography of Maximilien Fiot ( 1886-1953 )

Maximilien Fiot was a French sculptor born in Le Grand-Pressigny in 1886. He was a pupil of the sculptor Prosper Lecourtier.

Fiot exhibited at the Salon de Paris in 1910 and until the beginning of the First World War in 1914. Louis-Maximilian Fiot participated in the inter-war period, like many of his colleagues, to the production of Monuments aux Morts. One example among others, the War Memorial of Perray-en-Yvelines with his Gallic cock.

In 1930, he made for the city of La Ferte-Alais, where his mother lived, the hieratic lion who watched over the name of the Children dead for the Nation.

Animals were his main subjects: birds, dogs, cats and other wild animals such as wolves, deers, lions or panthers.

His style was very modern, dynamic and refined, which differentiated him from other sculptors of the time whose more static works are inspired by the Art Deco style. Fiot's bronzes are noticeable by the observation of movement, giving his subjects a striking vitality.

The majority of Fiot's sculptures were melted by the Susse Frères foundry. The Susse foundry used the lost wax technique to obtain the bronze

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