Linossier-Claudius-artiste

Claudius Linossier was born in Lyons in 1893. He began working metal at a very young age, then collaborated for a time with Jean Dunand before returning to Lyons and opening a workshop there. He won a prize at the 1937 International Exposition, then participated in many salons, where he exhibited with his wife Helen, a talented painter. Most of Linossier’s pieces, which were made of copper or nickel-iron, were decorated with stylized geometric patterns: lozenges, Greek friezes, chevrons, or disks. Unlike Jean Dunand, Linossier never used enamels or lacquers. Rather, he employed his own technique to decorate the simple shapes of his vases, plates, and bowls with inlaid metal that he would patinate or oxidize using a welding torch. He passed away in Lyons in 1953.