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The Biccard Collection
The Biccard Collection

 
The Camel
The Camel

 
The Camel

The Biccard Collection

The Biccard Collection is the collective works of John Biccard, a renowned artist from Cape Town, South Africa. John Biccard was born and raised in the farm and wine land regions of the Cape peninsula, near the major sea port of Cape Town. John was educated in Cape Town and has traveled extensively throughout Europe, spending some time studying at Cambridge, London, England, hence the Euro-centricity of his works. He returned to his native lands to carry on with his first love, sculpturing. John was a very private person who liked to be know as "a person who is indigenous of this fair and wonderful part of South Africa," a true Capetonian. He worked in crushed marble, making his collection of statues from drawings he had done of subjects that have caught his interest and imagination. He started with a pencil sketch of his subject and then formed the finished caricature. Each piece is unique unto itself and its meaning will be found on the concisely written slips that come with each piece. Most of the pieces are caricatures of animals depicting "important" people or events, such as Chumley the Caterpillar who is smugly awaiting the coming of Spring so that he can turn into a beautiful butterfly, or Fileas the Frog who can be seen sitting by the roadside fishing for compliments. As it tells you on each description, these pieces are to be handled, touched, looked at, and enjoyed.

They are made from crushed marble and will last a lifetime and more, with only the minimal amount of care. Treat them as you would any other art collection, a collection of rare and beautiful intricacy.

The Biccard Collection was imported from South Africa and was only available in very modest quantities. The pieces are no longer produced.

 

Examples of John Biccard's work:

Chumley
Chumley
 

Lawrence of Arabia
Lawrence of Arabia
 

 

Inspector Cat
Inspector Cat
 

Owlbert
Owl
 

 
Buddah Frog
Buddah Frog
 

Buddah Frog (back)
Buddah Frog (back)
 

 
Micro Anger
Micro Angelo

Leonardo Da Inchy
Leonardo Da Inchy

 
   
 
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Updated: August 3, 2017