Jean Mich (1871-1932) was one of Luxembourg’s most remarkable sculptors of the Belle Epoque. Originally from Machtum, he moved to Paris in 1893 and resided most of the time in the artistic area of Montparnasse. In 1902 he was a medal winner at the ‘Salon des artistes français’. He carried out many private orders but his works can also be found in public spaces, such as in Pfaffenthal, Luxembourg city and Mondorf-les-Bains (1914). His bust entitled Chih-Fan, which depicts the cook of Luxembourg engineer Eugène Ruppert (1864-1950) who ran the steelworks in Hanyang (China) at the time, is by far the best known of his portraits of Chinese people who inspired him already during a journey in China in 1910. From 13 October 2018 until 31 March 2019, the National Museum of History and Art in Luxembourg will be exhibiting some fifty of Jean Mich’s works.