The Romanian artist Demetre Chiparus, who studied and worked in Paris, produced most of his important Art Deco-style bronze and ivory sculptures in the 1920s.

Before fully defining his style, Chiparus studied under in Italy under sculptor Raffaello Romanelli before moving to Paris to attend École des Beaux-Arts to study under the French sculptors Anton Mercié and Jean Boucher. He continued making sculpture into the 1940s.

Interest in Chiparus’s Art Deco-era sculpture reignited in the last 20 years, and collectors have since placed a high value on the rare works and drawn more attention to the elegant and beautiful figures.

Civa (Shiva)
cold-painted, patinated and enameled bronze and chryselephantine
21 1/2 x 15 x 9 7/8 in.