Jean Roulland (1931 –2021)
NAME: Buste d'Hippocrate, bronze à patine dorée
ENGLISH NAME: Bust of Hippocrates, bronze with gilded patina
SIGNATURE: Signed on the bottom
LIMITED EDITION: 483/1000
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Jean Roulland (1931 - 2021)
Jean Roulland (born Jean Gérard Olivier Jules Roulland) (1931 – 2021) born in Croix, in Hauts-de-France. He studied at the National School for Textile Arts and Industries in Roubaix and then briefly went to the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris. He worked in pastels, ceramics and bronze. He was drawn to bronze and the lost wax method of sculpting. This technique can be traced back over 6000 years. Quickly stated, a wax figure is sculpted and placed in plaster. At the firing of the Plaster, the wax melts out and leaves the hollow impression. This is where the bronze is poured in.
Roulland was one of the original and only living artist of the Roubaix Group (1946-1975) who were a diverse group of painters, sculptors and designers who met without a real formalized styling. He was the most notable member and his works achieved international notoriety, mostly in Japan. Members of the group included Dodeigne, Richier, Manessier, and Lanskoy.
Jean Roulland passed away on Valentine’s day, 2021. His work has skyrocketed since his passing with many pieces selling for 10 times what they sold for prior.