Born at the beginning of the 20th century, the sculptor Parpan participated in all of the movements of this lively era. His art asserted itself particularly in searching synthesized forms between Cubism and Impressionism that were never far from figurative representation, as in his widely appreciated series of musicians.
His talent is also expressed in the very synthesized animals that sometimes are close to those of Pompon and in the glorification of the female body.
He worked with equal pleasure in carving on stone or on wood, and especially in making models for bronzes which are among his most accomplished art.
Cf. J.-J. L’EVEQUE, Ferdinand Parpan sculpteur, Les Editions de l’Amateur, Paris, 1989.