Hubert Yencesse was a French sculptor born in 1900 to an artist mother and a talented medallist father, also teacher at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris, from whom he received his first teaching. Huvert Yencesse quickly thought of following the same path as his father but the war was raging since 1914 and at 17 years old he left his drawing books and went to the front in 1917. He returned to civilian life in 1919.
Artists friends of the family guided him throughout his first drafts but it was François Pompon and especially Aristide Maillol, two famous sculptors, who were his first teachers.
From 1921, he exhibited at the salon d’Automne in Paris. He then exhibited in the great Parisian salons, where he was noticed and awarded two purchases, one by the city of Paris, the other by the Museum of Modern Art of the city.
Afterwards came official commissions such as large bronze figures, bas-reliefs and statues in public places such as the Tourville statue in Coutances, the La Loire statue in Orléans.
He became a professor at the Ecole des Beaux Arts, along with a membership to the Académie des Beaux Arts in 1973. Hubert Yencesse made numerous medals for the “Monnaie de Paris” ( The Paris Mint ) from 1968 to 1983. His career took place between two notable awards : The Blumenthal Prize received in 1934 and the Auguste Rodin Prize awarded buy the National Society of Fine Arts in 1987 for “Five Girls on a Beach”