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Despiau, Charles

Despiau, Charles shärl dāpēō´ [key], 1874–1946, French sculptor. He studied at the École des Arts décoratifs and the École des Beaux-Arts, Paris, and worked in Rodin's studio (1907–14). His well-constructed, quiescent forms of young women have often been compared with the works of Maillol. Despiau is known for his sensitive portrait busts his Mme Derain (1922) is in the Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C.

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