France (1925-2003)

Trained at the Decorative arts school and the Ecole des beaux-arts in Paris, Pierre Sabatier is a sculptor and a visual artist who have a career of more than fifty years. As an admirer of Le Corbusier, he is an advocate for the integration of the arts into the modern architecture. He is affiliated to the modern architecture movement after the publication of ‘Le mur vivant’ magazine. In the early 1960, Pierre Sabatier conceives large murals compositions mostly in ceramic and mosaic. He realizes a lot of public commissions. Since the 1970s, he gives up this technic for metalwork which became his preferred technic. Working with steel, tin, brass, aluminium and copper in his studio located in the Allier area, he does not hesitate to oxydize metal to transcend materials. During the 1980s, Pierre Sabatier integrates concrete into his works, which he uses for public commissions such as playgrounds. The well-known architects of his generation such as the Arsène-Henry brothers and Michel Herbert entrusted him to create interiors spaces, partitions, walls, claustra for public or private buildings. Thus, in 1967, the Arsène-Henry brothers ask him to imagine a monumental composition in hammered and oxydized copper for the Aquitaine tower at la Défense. In 1968, he develops a new aesthetic on monumental scale by creating the doors of the wedding room in oxydized brass for the town hall of Grenoble. Award winner, his pieces are curated in the collections of the Centre Pompidou in Paris.