Claire Jeanne Roberte Colinet (1880–1950) was a French sculptor born in Belgium, active during the early-to-mid 20th century. While not much is known about her personal life, her artistic career spanned over 40 successful years.
Around 1910, Colinet relocated to Paris, France, where she studied sculpture under Jef Lambeaux. In 1913, she exhibited her work for the first time at the Salon des Artistes Francais and became a permanent member of the organization in 1929. She also participated in the Salon des Independents from 1937 to 1940 and joined the Union of Women Painters and Sculptors. Colinet primarily worked in the Art Deco style and created sculptures of odalisques, exotic dancers, jugglers, and cabaret artists.
A notable influence on her work was the Orientalism movement, which experienced a revival in Europe from the 1860s to the 1880s. Colinet often used bronze as her preferred casting material, although more...
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