Brâncuşi’s influence is visible in some of his early works (Eileen, Siren, Maiden, Bird, a few torsos) representing monolithic, stylized volumes. Gradually, the artist pays more attention to details regarding physiognomy and draping, which reminds us of her years of study with Bourdelle. Her sculptures gain the capacity to retain the essential in a certain figure (Ion Codreanu, Daria, Constantin Brăiloiu, Minou Drouet, Charles Munch) or the capacity to seize the balance between the movement and the inertia of the human body, usually carrying an allegorical expression (Grace, Horizon, Music, Persephone).

Constantin Prut



    (Bucharest, 1896 - Paris, 1970)
    Academic studies:
    1915 - 1918 - Academia of Fine Arts, Bucharest;
    1919 - Academia Grande Chaumière; masters: Dimitrie Serafim, Ipolit Strâmbu, Cecilia Cuţescu–Storck (professors), Bourdelle (professor), Brâncuşi, Paris.

    Professional activity:
    1924 - 1928 – works at Brâncuşi’s workshop;
    Collaborates with the avant-garde magazines in the country („Contimporanul”, „Integral” etc.).


    Group exhibitions:
    1928 - Liège, Belgium;
    1939 – Biennale in Venice, Italy;
              - Milano, Italy;
    1959 - Venice, Italy;
             - Paris, France.
    1968 – Silver Medal of Paris;
    1969 – Chevalier of the Order in Arts and Letters, by the French state;
    1970 – Grand Prize at the International Salon of feminine painting, sculpture and decorative art, Paris;
    1977 – Officer of the Order in Arts and Letters, by the French state;
    1978 - Grand Prize at the International Biennale Vichy.


    Fundația Culturală META, Un secol de sculptură românească. Dicționar A-D. Colecția SINTEZE, Editura META, 2001, pp. 131 - 132.