Max Le Verrier (born Louis Octave Maxime Le Verrier; (1891 –1973) was a French sculptor of Belgian descent. He was a pioneer of the Parisian Art Deco movement, and is best known for his elegant figurines and lamps.
Le Verrier was born in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France, to a French father and a Belgian mother. His parents separated when he was a child, and he spent much of his time in boarding schools. At a young age, he developed an interest in art and sculpture, and began practicing his craft by carving small objects out of wood.
In 1909, Le Verrier moved to London to study art. However, his studies were interrupted by the outbreak of World War I. He enlisted in the French army and served as a pilot. In 1916, he was shot down by German fighter planes and captured. He spent the rest of the war in more...
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