ARTWORKS

BIOGRAPHY

Born in Sarlat in 1962, Daniel DAVIAU lives and works in Paris. He grew up in the heart of Périgord where he spent his childhood surrounded by nature and cultivated his love for animals.

Having studied sculpture and worked with wood, he decided that bronze would be the chosen material through which he would convey his artistic message, first representing endangered species. By portraying all the animals from the humblest to the proudest, he transfixes them in time and gives them eternal life. 

It is through the pleasure of working with bronze, its material, curves and patina, that he is able to express with humour the majesty and capture the caricature attitude of his bestiary. The purity of his lines, the subtle elegance of his design made him one of the most talented representatives of the old and illustrious family of the Animalists. He is the successor of sculptors such as François POMPON.

His great success lies in the modern, sensitive and full of emotions interpretation that he has of his animals and that is strongly reflected translated in all of his works.

He became the vice-president of the salon national des artistes animaliers in 2001 and his work has been rewarded several times notably with the Edouard-Marcel Sandoz prize in 2000, the highest distinction for a sculptor and more recently with the gold medal of the Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts in 2013 presented to him at the Louvre.

His works are parts of prestigious art collections across the world between New York, Shanghai, Beijing, Washington, Paris, London, Geneva, Milano, Brussels, Moscow, Miami and Palm Beach.

The sculptures of Daniel DAVIAU have been exhibited in the museums around the world as well as in major art fairs since 1992, notably the PAD in Paris, the Armory Show in New York, Masterpiece in London and the Fine Art Fairs in Hong Kong and Shanghai.
His animals were showed at the Hôtel de la Monnaie of Paris, the BBK of Bilbao and the Musée des Années 30 of Boulogne in the exhibition “Cent sculptures animalières du 20ème Siècle” in 2012. He is presently known as one of the most recognized artists in the art market.

Due to his huge worldwide success, he has worked since 2011 on monumental projects dedicated to cultural foundations and sites, as well as for the private collectors across China.
His last Personal Exhibition in June 2015 in New York offered him the recognization of the American public.

CURRICULUM VITAE

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2020
MISA: The Carnival of Animals, Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, Shanghai, China
Rhinoceros, Place du Louvre, Paris, France

2018 
Animal Beauty, Galerie Dumonteil, Shanghai, China

2015
Moose in the City, French May, Statue Square Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
Solo show, Galerie Dumonteil, New York, USA
Monumental Animal, Palm Beach, USA

2013
Giraffe, Société National des Beaux-Arts Carrousel du Louvre, Paris, France

2011
Rhino, Xiantiandi, Shanghai, China

2006
Retrospective, Galerie Dumonteil, Paris, France
GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2020
The Carnival of Animals, Galerie Dumonteil, Shanghai, China
Portrait of a Bird, Galerie Dumonteil, Paris, France
Jardin d’Eden, Galerie Dumonteil, Paris, France
Anima Animalis II, Galerie Dumonteil, Paris, France
Paris, as a Destination, Galerie Dumonteil, Shanghai, China

2019
Anima Animalis, Galerie Dumonteil, Paris, France

2018 
Animal Spirit, Galerie Dumonteil, New York, USA

2017
35, New Space Opening Exhibition, Galerie Dumonteil, Shanghai, China

2013
S|2’s Spring Exhibition explores non-monumental sculpture of the 20th and 21st centuries (Rodin, Moore, Picasso, Calder, Fiori, Kapoor, Koons, Giacometti, Hirst, Daviau), Sotheby’s New York, New York, USA

2012
100 animalistic sculptures, Bugatti, Pompon, Giacometti… , Museum of the Thirties (Musée des Années 30), Boulogne-Billancourt, France

2005
The Arc of the Century, Bilbao Biskaia Kutxa Fondation, Bilbao, Spain 
Reserved to Children: The Animals, Museum of Fine Arts of Chartres, France

2003
The Materials of Sculpture, Aix (Glass), Arles (Other Materials), Aubagne (Soil), Marseille (Bronze), Salon (Iron), Saint Rémy (Wood), Vitrolles (Rock), France

1999
Sculptors and Animals through XX century Art,  Paris Mint (Monnaie de Paris), Paris, France
The French Animalists, Bergdorf Goodman, New York, USA

1998
The Animals, Museum of Natural History , Orleans, France

1996
Bestiary , Jouy-en-Josas Museum, France

1991-2005
Group Exhibitions: Breuillet-Saint Vrain, Etampes, Le Raincy, Vincennes, France
ART FAIRS

2020
West Bund Art and Design, Shanghai, China
La Biennale Paris, In Partnership with Christie's, Online

2019
ART021 Shanghai, China
Pavilion of Art & Design London, UK
Pavilion of Art & Design Paris, France
Pavilion of Art & Design Monaco 
Pavilion of Art & Design Geneva, Switzerland
JING Art, Beijing, China

2018
Design Shanghai, China
Pavilion of Art & Design Paris, France
Pavilion of Art & Design Geneva, Switzerland 

2017
Design Shanghai, China
Pavilion of Art & Design Paris, France
Fine Art Asia Hong Kong, China
Pavilion of Art & Design London, UK
Guardian fine Art Asia Beijing, China
ART021 Shanghai, China

2016
Design Shanghai, China
Art Central Hong Kong, China
Pavilion of Art & Design Paris, France
Fine Art Asia Hong Kong, China
Pavilion of Art & Design London, UK
Guardian fine Art Asia Beijing, China
Art Beijing, China

2015
Art Central Hong Kong, China
Pavilion of Art & Design Paris, France
Art Beijing, China
Fine Art Asia Hong Kong, China
Pavilion of Art & Design London, UK
Guardian fine Art Asia Beijing, China
The Salon Art + Design New York, USA
Palm Beach Jewelry, Art & Antique Show, USA

2014
Miami Art and Design Miami, USA
Art Stage, Singapore
Singapore Art Fair, Singapore

2013
The Salon Art + Design, New York, USA

2012
Art Beijing, China

2011
Pavilion of Art & Design, New York, USA
Shanghai Art Fair, China
SH Contemporary, Shanghai, China

2010
Masterpiece, London, UK
LuxProperty Shanghai, China
Fine Art Asia Hong Kong, China
Pavillon of Arts & Design Paris, France

2009
Pavilion of Art & Design London, UK
Art & Antiques Dubai, United Arab Emirates

2008
Moscow World Fine Art Fair, Russia
Art Paris – Modern Art Fair, Abu Dhabi

2007
Shanghai Fine Jewellery and Art Fair, China
Summer Olympia Fine Art & Antiques Fair, London, UK

2005
Les Antiquaires du XXe siècle, Brussels, Belgium
Salon d’Automne du Petit Format, Sannois. France

2004
Chicago Art Fair, USA
The Spring International Art & Antique Show, New York, USA
Arts & Design Fair, New York, USA
Contemporary Art Fair, Palm Beach, USA
America’s International Fine Art & Antique Fair, Palm Beach, USA

2003
Salon du Collectionneur, Carrousel du Louvre, Paris, France
Salon de l’Ecole des Buttes Chaumont, Paris, France
Salon du Félin, Villeneuve Saint-Georges, France

2001
Pavillon des Antiquaires, Jardin de Tuileries, Paris, France

2000
Salon Animalier, Rambouillet, France
Salon de Mars, Geneva, Switzerland

Since 1999  Salon National des Beaux-Arts, Carrousel du Louvre, Paris, France
Since 1998  Salon National des Artistes Animaliers, Bry sur Marne, France
Since 1994  Salon d’Automne, Paris, France
Since 1993  Salon des Artistes Français, Paris, France
1992-1996  Salon de Mars, Paris, France
AWARDS

2013
Jean ANOUILH Prize, Société Nationale des Beaux Arts

2002
Prize of la Société des Amis des Artistes Français

2000
BAUMEL-SCHWENCK Prize, Société Nationale des Beaux Arts
Edouard SANDOZ Prize, Salon National des Artistes Animaliers

1998
Léon RIGNAULT Prize, Salon des Artistes Français
Charles REGNIER Prize, Fondation Taylor Paris, France

1997
Oscar ROTY Prize, Fondation Taylor Paris, France

1993
Prize of Sculpture, Saint-Vrain
MEDALS

2013
Gold Medal, Société National des Beaux Art
 
2005
Medal of the city of Sannois 

2002
Medal of the city of Vincennes

1999
Silver Medal, Salon National des Artistes Animaliers
Silver Medal, Académie Arts Science et Lettre

1998
Silver Medal, Société des Artistes Français 
Silver Medal, Société Nationale des Beaux Arts
Bronze Medal, Salon National des Artistes Animaliers

1997
Bronze Medal, Société des Artistes Français

1996
Bronze Medal, Société Nationale des Beaux Arts
NOMINATION

In 2001, Daviau is nominated vice-president of Salon National des Artistes Animaliers

PUBLIC COMMISSION

Bust of Doctor Jacques LANDOLT, Foundation ED.M SANDOZ, Lausanne, Switzerland

EXHIBITIONS

2020.09.19 – 2020.12.26
Shanghai, China
2020.10.22 – 2020.11.21
38 rue de l’Université - 75007 Paris
2020.07.20 – 2021.06.30
No. 1380 Middle Fuxing Rd, Shanghai
2020.06.20 – 2020.08.01
38 rue de l’Université - 75007 Paris
2020.01.24 – 2020.02.29
38 rue de l’Université - 75007 Paris
2020.01.09 – 2020.03.01
Shanghai, China
2019.06.07 – 2019.07.13
Paris, France
2018.06.20 – 2018.08.30
New York, USA
2018.05.27 – 2018.08.26
Shanghai, China
2017.09.23 – 2017.10.10
Shanghai, China

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