The Art of Josepha
Josepha was born in France to an
Italian Mother and a French Father.
In her work one can feel both the French and the Italian
Josepha grew up in the South of
France, close to the beautiful French countryside she
lives and works in today. She was raised with a big family
full of love, joy and exuberance.
This is an approach to life which she has continued into her
adult lifestyle and expresses in her
beautifully joyful sculptures.
Always living and seeing life as an
artist, Josepha enjoyed a highly esteemed fifteen year
career in fashion design and was well known throughout
France for her exquisite and unique creations.
Many years ago, Josepha’s sculpting
skills were cultivated by her husband, an acknowledged
sculptor in his own right. Jean Francous and Josepha met
when she was designing fashion
and he was teaching university sculpture classes. Falling in
love, they merged their lives, families and passion for
artistic expression. The two artists live and work
together in their beautiful villa in the South of France.
Bringing together her expertise in
fashion, wonderful imagination, amazing artistic skill, and
joyful approach to life, Josepha turns each of her female
characters into a model of awe inspiring exuberance, harmony
Her beautiful women will speak of this
eternal beauty for many generations to come. Josepha's
sculptures are a breath of fresh air, reminding us of humor
and tenderness in our everyday lives.
Josepha has been widely collected and
exhibited throughout France and Europe. She has had
numerous one woman shows of her sculptures in galleries from
Paris to the French Riviera. Her monumental sculptures have
been shown in large scale public exhibitions and are in many
public and private collections. Currently, her work is
being exhibited at the International Sculpture Center in
Shanghai China where a piece will become part of the
collection the Chinese National Sculpture Museum.
For the first time, Josepha is
creating a special collection of bronze sculptures
exclusively for the American market. She has cast this new
collection in the U.S. under her supervision. Starting in
May of 2007 the joy and passionate elegance of Josepha
sculptures will be available to enthusiastic U.S. collectors
Josepha’s sculptures are a festive
observance, in three dimensions, of the beauty and
sensuality of the female form. Enjoying a Josepha sculpture
leaves one in awe of the incredible love given to the
details and personalities of her creations. The evident
enthusiasm, skills and spirit she brings to her art are
unparalleled. Her sculptures are so feminine, sensual,
enchanting and voluptuously charming, that we cannot help
but yield to them.
France's most successful modern sculptor is
now adorning a handful of the finest galleries in the U.S. Below are her
first offerings in the new U.S. collection
for a short 3 minute video to
introduce you to Josepha.
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