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La femme assise (Seated Woman)

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Elie Nadelman, La femme assise (Seated Woman), ca. 1918-1921, wood, copper wire, and wrought iron, The Evan H. Roberts Memorial Sculpture Collection, © artist or other rights holder, 78.8

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Title

La femme assise (Seated Woman)

Artist

Elie Nadelman (American, born Poland, 1882-1946)

Date

ca. 1918-1921

Medium

wood, copper wire, and wrought iron

Dimensions (H x W x D)

32 1/2 in x 12 1/2 in x 18 1/4 in

Collection Area

Modern and Contemporary Art

Category

Sculpture

Object Type

sculpture

Culture

American

Polish

Credit Line

The Evan H. Roberts Memorial Sculpture Collection

Accession Number

78.8

Copyright

© artist or other rights holder

Terms

chairs

copper

figures

sculpture

wood

Place Made

Created in: New York

Location

Belluschi Building

Hirsch Wing

2nd Floor

Janet and Richard Geary Gallery

Description

Seated Woman is a study of related arcs and curvilinear spirals carved from grainless cherry wood. It is based on an earlier plaster version that was destroyed. Nadelman had moved from Poland and established himself in Paris by 1904. The sculptures produced during his Paris years reflect his wide-ranging influences from Michelangelo to Rodin, folk art, and the decorative forms of the Art Nouveau movement. In 1914, Nadelman came to the U.S., where his deftness and humor were manifested in his stylized animals and statuettes of performers and society figures.

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