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Tête d’Homme

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Ossip Zadkine, Tête d’Homme, 1943, quartz, The Evan H. Roberts Memorial Sculpture Collection, © artist or other rights holder, 78.14

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Title

Tête d’Homme

Artist

Ossip Zadkine (Russian, 1890-1967)

Date

1943

Medium

quartz

Dimensions (H x W x D)

14 in x 9 3/4 in

Collection Area

Modern and Contemporary Art; American Art

Category

Sculpture

Object Type

sculpture

Culture

Polish

Credit Line

The Evan H. Roberts Memorial Sculpture Collection

Accession Number

78.14

Copyright

© artist or other rights holder

Terms

sculpture

Location

Jubitz Center for Modern and Contemporary Art

1st Floor

Jungers Gallery

Description

The sculptor Ossip Zadkine was born in Russia and spent most of his adult life in Paris, but like many European artists he fled Europe for America during WWII. The influx of expatriate artists during both WWI and WWII had a profound influence on the arts in America as these painters and sculptors brought with them the latest modernist ideas and techniques. Here, the abstract elements of Zadkine’s work are built on Cubist principles, but the more naturalistic treatment of the eyes and mouth lends the sculpture an emotive power more characteristic of the work of the Expressionists.

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