Art Deco Bronze Statue signed Ary Bitter. Measures 19" Long and weights 80 lbs BIO Ary Bitter (1883-1973)A sculptor in bronze, stone, marble, terracotta, and ceramics, he created mythological subject, female figures, and groups with animals. Born in Marseille, France on May 29, 1883, he joined the studio of Ernest Louis Barrias in November of 1902. From 1904 to 1913, he attended the workshop of J.Coutan in the company of Sylvestre, Grange, and Sarrabezolles. From 1910 to 1939 he exhibited regularly at the Salon des Artistes Francais, receiving many awards and medals including Bronze 1913, Silver 1921, and Gold 1924 for his "Diane" Stone Sculpture. In 1925, along with Sylvestre, Fiot, Godchaux, and Guyot, he exhibited at the Susse Gallery in Paris, and the same year, at the Exposition Internationale des Arts Decoratifs et Industriels Modernes in Paris. Again that same year, he signed a contract with Susse and in the following year with Les Neveux de J. Lehmann. In 1937, he participated in the Exposition Internationale des Arts et des Techniques in Paris. He also exhibited glass works, ceramics, and grés along with M.Bouraine at the Palais de la Céramique and Heracles (Bronze) at the Palais du Métal with Guyot, Guino, Fiot, and Sylvestre. In 1938, he executed terracotta works for the Museum Hector Berliotz. He also produced several monumental works, and decorative fountains.Ary Bitter died on June 14, 1973, in Paris, France.