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H. Bergé

Henri Bergé Henri BERGÉ
Diarville 1870 - Nancy 1937
Decorator, illustrator
 Narcissus study, Musée de l'Ecole de Nancy Bramble study, Musée de l'Ecole de Nancy Reading Window, Musée de l'Ecole de Nancy 

 

 


On completion of his studies at the Nancy School of Fine Arts, Henri Bergé worked as a decorator in Daum's company in 1895, a job he shared with Jacques Gruber for several years. He had a decisive impact on the introduction of an essentially floral and pastoral style in Daum glassware. As the company’s main associate, he also gave the glass-maker Amalric Walter (1870-1959) models of objects in pâte de verre and had his own ceramics produced by the Mougin brothers.
 
His botanical and animal designs, studies and objects - always scientifically accurate - show how interested he was in nature; he also collected plants in the botanical gardens near Daum’s glassworks. As illustrator, Henri Bergé produced numerous menus, posters and advertisements. He also produced several items in stained glass, including advertisements (Cure d'Air de Malzéville) and other works inspired by Symbolism (La Lecture, Ecole de Nancy Museum).

In addition to his artistic activities, Henri Bergé taught at the Ecole Professionnelle de l'Est and ran Daum’s design and modeling studio.

He was a member of the Ecole de Nancy Board of Management since 1901.