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Leo Steppat, Horse, 1959, bronze, Gift of the Robert D. Kaufmann Estate, © unknown, research required, 60.21

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Title

Horse

Artist

Leo Steppat (American, 1910-1965)

Date

1959

Medium

bronze

Dimensions (H x W x D)

20 in x 8 in x 27 1/4 in

Inscriptions & Markings

no visible marks:

Collection Area

Modern and Contemporary Art; Northwest Art

Category

Sculpture

Object Type

sculpture

Culture

American

Credit Line

Gift of the Robert D. Kaufmann Estate

Accession Number

60.21

Copyright

© unknown, research required

Terms

bronze

bronzes

horse

sculpture

Description

Leo Steppat was best known for his animal sculptures and his skills in portraiture. Born in Vienna, he earned a Master of Fine Arts from the Academy of Fine Art in that city. A dedicated artist-educator, his teaching career included positions at American University in Washington D.C.; the University of Indiana; the University of Mississippi; and until his retirement in 1955, at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Horse is typical of Steppat’s mature works in its level of abstraction and stylistic echo of archaic Chinese forms.

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