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Suzanne Sable was born in Paris, France. In her twenties, she enrolled at the city of Paris' night school, Ecole Superieure de Peinture et Sculpture for a four-year term.  In the company of art teachers and professional artists who came to perfect their craft, Sable learned academic drawing, painting, and sculpture. At the end of the last two consecutive years, she was granted first prize by the city of Paris for best overall work of the year. Meanwhile, during the days, she worked in a ceramic studio, and on weekends she learned to master the technique of painting on ivory under the direction of the well-recognized miniaturist, Georgette Ray. Later on, Sable opened her own ceramic studio and became a member of the Salon des Netiers d'Art de France. Sable also painted oil portraits some of which she exhibited at the Salon des Artists Francais  and won a first prize at the Grande Gallerie, Paris. Twice a week, however, she managed to take some time off to go to the Beaux Arts to learn perspective and anatomy. In 1956, Sable moved to New York where her son and daughter were born. 

In 1966, she became a single parent and moved to California with her children.  Having to work full-time during the day, her artistic activities were restricted for a while.  Her jobs included freelance modelist for major toy companies such as Ideal, Remco and American Character, sculpting mostly dolls. Sable also worked as chief painter on porcelain at the Van Ruicevelt Studio in Monterey, known for their fine porcelain figurines.

In 1971 she exhibited at the Monterey Museum of Art, Monterey, California. In 1978 she became a member of the Carmel Art Association. In 1984 she was chosen as one of the finalists for a sculpture to be installed in a park in San Francisco. Sable was commissioned for a large bear sculpture by the City of Calgary. 

Suzanne sable's works are carried by selected galleries and are in private collections all across America and abroad.

Sable's daughter, Danielle Dufayet, is an artist too!

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