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Ossip Zadkine was a Russian-born French sculptor. After completing artistic studies in England, Zadkine settled in Paris, where he got acquainted with Appolinaire, Modigliani, Picasso and other artists. His first works there, inspired from cubist works and carved straight from wood or stone, are characterized by a geometrisation of all shapes. They then evolved towards a reinterpretation on the Antiquities, through a series of mythological themes.  
As of 1926, he started creating models out of plaster or stone which were then cast in bronze. He also started developing more complex compositions, mixing different characters and a play of convex and concave surfaces. After a five-year exile to New-york due to the conflict in Europe, He came back to Paris and started teaching at the Academy of La Grande Chaumière, winning the sculpture grand prize at the Venice Biennale in 1950. His work, which is recognized internationally, has been the object of many retrospectives in France and abroad. His most famous later works include a monumental sculpture symbolizing the bombings on Rotterdam and several studies for the commission of a “monument to Van Gogh” erected in Auvers-sur-Oise in 1961, followed by others in Wasmes, Zundert and Saint-Rémy-de-Provence. 
Because of a robbery attempt, van Gogh’s bust, is now stored in a safe alcove in the town hall of Wasmes. A replica can be seen on the roundabout of Place Saint-Pierre in Wasmes.
Copy Of Van Gogh’s Bust
Roundabout of Place Saint-Pierre in Wasmes
Rue du Bois
7340 Colfontaine