Sunburst golden wrought-iron wall light, attributed to Gilbert Poillerat, 1930
Creator / Artist / Designer:Attribued to Gilbert Poillerat ( 1902-1988 )
Period:20th Century / 1920 / 1940
Country of Origin:France
Dimensions (H x W x D):70 X 70 X 20 cm
Number of components:1
Style:Art Deco / Modern Art
Materials:Metal, Hand-wrought iron,Iron
Biography: Gilbert Poillerat (1902 - June 29, 1988) is a decorator and master-craftsman of French art. His work, often inspired by the art of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, is the mark of French elegance. He also excels in the art of chasing medals. Gilbert Poillerat graduated from Boulle School in 1921 and spent eight years with Edgar Brandt. He quickly ranks first among French metalworkers ( Raymond Subes, Emile Robert ) after having devoted himself first of all to carving and painting.
The arabesques of his balustrades have made him known to the public. They are, like a winged writing, crossed by memories and sweet visions of childhood. Its high bronze leaves, decorated with robust and graceful motifs, rotate without jolting. His great time is certainly that which goes from the 30s to the 50s. There, he innovates before others.
Between 1948 and 1952, Gilbert Poillerat made for his friend George Zérapha boxes of wallpaper in art edition for a prestigious collection for the general public. There are drawings by Leonor Fini, sketches by Maurice Brianchon, Jacques Flandin, René Fumeron, Colette Geden, Simone Godquin, Odette Martin Girard and Raymond Peynet.