Demeter Chiparus (Dimitriu Chiparusu, 1886-1947), Romanian sculptor who lived in Paris. His favoured technique was chryselephantine, the combination of bronze and ivory, in Art Deco style. His works in the late 1920's were influenced by Egypt. Most of his themes are dancers from the Russian Ballet, the French stage and early motion pictures.
|"Anaesthesia”, statuette of gilt bronze and ivory on a marble socle, 41 cm. high x 67 cm. long. Shayo Gallery, New York.|