The catalogue of drawings was compiled by Dominique Boudou over a period from 2000-2001. A thesis entitled  ‘‘Paul Landowski, Catalogue Raisonnée de l’Oeuvre Graphique’’ (‘‘A Descriptive Catalogue of the Graphic Work’’, Université de Paris Sorbonne Paris VI) was written on it under the direction of Bruno Foucart. Over 2,000 drawings were identified, nearly all  of which were associated with the development and illustration of the monuments and sculptures. The different themes include portraits, monuments, preparatory nude studies for large sculptural compositions and Dante’s Inferno, a recurrent source of inspiration for the artist. The drawings that haven’t been placed in public institutions (Petit Palais, Fine Arts Museum in Weimar), are available for consultation from the Association les Amis du Musée Landowski.

Nude Female,seated,front view,left leg raised

Studio study, not dated but probably from Landowski’s early years.

Study for the Victory Monument in Casablanca

Landowski dedicated several sketches to the study of the Victory Monument that the Casablanca Veterans Association commissioned from him in 1921 in homage of those who fought in WWI. The drawings are primarily in blue ink.

Chronos or The Birth of Hours

Preparatory drawing for a statuette of Chronos which was then made in plaster and bronze. A note in pencil beneath the design reads, ‘‘Time in the middle, the hours around it.’’

Self-Portrait with Hat

Landowski around 1900, one of his rare self-portraits.

Eve Condemned (Door of the Medical School)

Left profile view of a naked female figure with thick hair crouching low (elbows to knees) and hiding her face. Preparatory study for the Door of the Medical School.

Dancing Couple in Evening Dress

Study for the Sources de la Seine, fountains at the Porte de Saint-Cloud, circa 1930. The drawings for this monument reveal a ‘1930s style’ that is rare in Landowski’s graphic work.

The boxers

Landowski had a keen interest in boxing. He made several sketches of Georges Carpentier (between 1912 and 1920), then went on to produce a series of studies treating the knockdown or the fight.