Ingrid Donat  (French, 1957) 


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Ingrid Donat Biography
  Ingrid Donat was born in Paris in 1957 into a family of artists. Her grandfather was an architect and her father a painter. Raised in Sweden, she returned to Paris in 1975 to study at the Ecole des Beaux Arts to pursue her passion for sculpture.
  Ingrid’s talent developed quickly in the artistic environment of Paris. Of particular importance was her meeting with Sylva Bernt, the companion of Andre Arbus. From Bernt, Donat learned the art of construction, casting, engraving, patinating and sculpture in general. During the same year she met Diego Giacometti who advised Donat to design her own sculpted furniture. Other influences were Egon Schiele, Georges Mine, Germaine Richier. Inspiration for materials and colors come from primitive and tribal arts, the elegance of Art Deco, and organic forms of Art Nouveau.
  In 1981 the sculptor Cesar, who recognized Donat as a talented artist, encouraged her to follow her own style and identity rather than return to school. For the past twenty years Donat has been creating a body of work that she only began to exhibit publicly in 1998.
  Donat engraves the bronzes, painted upholstery and treated wood. The Blanchet-Landowski Foundry, under the guidance of the artist, then applies the patina to these surfaces, as well as to the parchment. These factors all contribute to making every work a unique piece. Each model comes in a limited edition of 8. Each is initialed by the artist, has the foundry stamp, and is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Ingrid Donat
  Donat currently lives and works outside of Paris.
Selected Exhibitions
2011   Heavy Metal, Barry Friedman Ltd., New York, NY
2010   Sotheby's at Sudeley Castle, A Selling Exhibition, Gloucester, UK
2008   Conversations in Bronze, Carpenters Workshop, London, UK
2008   New Works in Bronze, Barry Friedman Ltd., New York, NY
2007   Design Art London, UK
2006   Carpenters Workshop Gallery, London, UK
2006   Gallery Barry Friedman, New York, NY
2005   Palm Beach Contemporary, FL
2005   Palm Beach Classic International Fine Art & Antique Fair, FL
2005   Pavillon des Antiquaire et des Beaux Arts, Paris, Jardin des Tuileries, FX
2005   L’age du Bronze, Barry Friedman Ltd., New York, NY
2004   Armory Barry Friedman Ltd. modernism, New York, NY
2004   Pavillon des Antiquaires et des Beaux-Arts, Paris, Jardin des Tuileries, FX
2004   Palm Beach Classic, FL
2004   Palm Beach Contemporary, FL
2003   Armory Barry Friedman Ltd. modernism, New York, NY
2003   Art Palm Beach Palm Beach, FL
2003   Bronze Sculpture and Furniture, Barry Friedman Ltd., New York, NY
2003   Carrousel du Louvre, Paris, FX
2002   Parc de Saint Cloud
2002   L’art du Jardin et de la Sculpture, Paris, FX
2002   Jardins des Tuileries, Mars Pavillon des Antiquaires et des Beaux Arts, Paris, FX
2002   International Art&Antique Fair, Palm Beach, FL
2002   Art Miami Basel, Miami Beach, FL
2002   Art of the Twentieth Century, Park Avenue Armory, New York, NY
2001 - 2002   Exposition permanente, Galerie Cazeau – Beraudiere, Paris, FX
2001   Jardin des Tuileries, Mars Pavillon Des Antiquaires Et Des Beaux Arts, Paris, FX
2000   Meubles et sculptures Galerie Cazeau-Beraudiere, Paris, FX
1999   Galerie Bernard Dulon Meubles et sculptures de Ingrid Donat, Paris, FX
1998   4ème éxposition des bronzes en atelier Landowski Fondeur, Paris, FX
1998   Meublés sculptures d’ingrid Donat Galerie Bernard Dulon, Paris, FX