Animal Bronzes

The hand and the spirit: when matter takes shape...


Le Bestiaire

Each animal in the bestiary is a true four-handed creation and embodies both a strong original inspiration and the most accomplished expression of our art.



Exhibitions are unique moments that show us in the public eye. They allow us to discuss with artists, professionals, to find inspiration or to receive a commission for our next works. Meet us in Paris, London, Miami, Moscow, Dinard or Megève.

Silver Medal | Salon National des Artistes Animalier 2019


Gold Medal  | Salon National des Artistes Animalier 2019



Paris |  Londres |  Lyon ...

Bernard et Arnaud BESSOUD à 4 mains sur l'Aigle Royal

Bernard BESSOUD has been drawing, painting and sculpting for as long as he can remember. Always with the ultimate care for the detail which will cause emotion.

Arnaud BESSOUD  found his passion in art inspired by the French and Italian sanguines of the 17th and 18th centuries. He worked many years at the Chapon foundry in Paris where he learned the ancestral know-how of art foundrymen as well as innovative bronze working techniques.

Bernard and Arnaud then crossed a major part of Africa together, travelling through Mozambique, South Africa, Bostwana and Zimbabwe in order to capture as closely as possible, the accuracy of animal expression.


Upon their return, they set to start on their work ; "le Bestiaire", a set of bronze animal sculptures in full movement. They sculpt with four hands and often six hands with the help of their daughter and sister Elise, a stonecutter for ancient cathedrals.

They quickly became known by the Art world, galleries, personalities of the show business and a passionate public and exhibit in France and abroad: Houston, Miami, London, Monaco, Moscow, Brussels, Gstaad...


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