Bronze bust of a youth beautifully modelled by the sculptor Alexandre Kéléty (1918 – 42) and raised on a black stepped rectangular plinth. The bronze marked ‘Bronze’ and ‘ Kélety’.

Alexandre Kéléty emigrated from Hungary to France at the end of the First World War, where he was a student of the Hungarian painter and engraver Imre Simay in Toulouse .
He was married to Hélène Grün Kéléty, a daughter of the Russian- French painter Maurice Grün.
Later he studied in Paris and his works often depicted animal and children, but he also created Art Deco style busts and chryselephantine statuettes of dancers and mythological figures in bronze, ivory, marble or ceramic.
He exhibited several times at the Paris salons: At the Salon des Société des Artistes Français in 1927, he showed a terracotta bust and bronze and ivory figures in 1928 and 1930, all of which were produced and published by Éditeur d’art Arthur Goldscheider . At the Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Moderne in 1925, his work was shown on both of the Goldscheider and Edmond Etling stands.
At the Paris World Exhibition in 1937, he showed sculptures edited by Etling and Les Neveux de Jules Lehmann , as well as animal sculptures made by M. Ollier.
Kéléty also incorporated the Art Deco style into everyday objects he designed, such as electric lights, ashtrays and incense burners.
‘Statuettes of the Art Deco Period by Alberto Shayo’                                 Internal Reference PAD1356

Dimensions;                                                                                                           Height: 27cm
Width: 16cm
Depth: 8.5cm