Trained in the tradition of Auguste Rodin and Antoine Bourdelle, Germaine Richier occupies a unique place in the history of 20th century sculpture. In little more than twenty-five years, the artist asserted herself as profoundly original. Her powerful art forged a new image of man and woman, with complex and changing identities, playing with hybridizations with the animal or vegetable world. Her recognition was dazzling during her lifetime: she was the first sculptor to have an exhibition at the National Museum of Modern Art in Paris in 1956.
Focus on the products from the retrospective devoted to her this spring 2023 at the Centre Pompidou.