Madeleine Fessard, sculptress

Madeleine devoted herself to sculpture with real passion. Thanks to the generosity of her father, she was able to have her own studio in a cul-de-sac off the Boulevard Montparnasse, where several artists had their studios.
The works she produced at the École des Beaux-Arts were naturalist, before evolving into the Classicism of the 1930s.

She exhibited in the Salon des Artistes Français with a bust: Mon père [My father] (1924), La femme au perroquet [Woman with parrot] (1928), Josépha (1932), a model for a fountain, l’Eté [Summer] (1933), and Martiniquaise [Woman from Martinique] (1935). She presented more works after the war and won its Bronze Medal in 1966.
In 1934, she featured in the exhibition “L’Art religieux d’Aujourd’hui” [Contemporary religious art] at the Hôtel de Rohan with the Saint Michel archange [Archangel Michael], which has since been destroyed.
The post-war years began with a period of animals: rabbits, cockerels, and ducks, which betrayed the deep love she had for animals.