Lucien Wercollier (1908 – 2002)
1976 - 1991,
Lucien Wercollier created numerous works for public spaces from various materials. These works are known beyond his homeland of Luxembourg and share a pursuit of absolute beauty, balance and harmony. After the late 1950s, he favoured flowing, organic, sensual feminine forms, which he is now typically associated with. Many of his works he created in bronze, subsequently lending them a softer and warmer look with a dark patina finish. Wercollier’s artistic career took him to Brussels and Paris, where he was strongly influenced by Aristide Maillol. In 1942, as a result of his membership in the Luxembourg resistance, he was banned from working and later deported to various concentration camps. Upon his return, he joined the artist group La Nouvelle Équipe in 1948, which distanced itself from the traditional art scene. This sculpture is on permanent display in the garden of Villa Vauban.