New York

Camille Faure

Sonnabend Gallery

Between 1903 and 1918 Camille Faure continued in his father’s business of lacquering bodies of carriages, an occupation both luxurious and involved with glistening surface. In 1918 came the revelation of handicrafts and, with Alexandre Marty, Camille Fauré developed an elaborate and beautiful technique of enameling on copper. Joined in this effort by his daughter, Andrée Fauré Malabre, Camille Fauré became one of the celebrated laureates of the 1925 exhibition of decorative arts that gave the style of the luxury objects of the 1920s the nickname Art Deco.

Varying the surface of the enamel with admixtures of white ground base, Fauré’s enamels are readily identified by their geometric relief variations as well as by a tendency to include in the silicate pâtes high spotted outcroppings and iridescent sheens.

The technical achievement of the Fauré enamel is perhaps more impressive than the

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