Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Bronze Beauty

The above piece was created in 1971 by Jane F. Ullman (1908-1991), a sculptress whose bronze portraits of artists and scholars stand in locations ranging from UCLA to Coluz, France (the famous bust seen below of writer and poet Gertrude Stein). Able to flow from the real to the surreal - her modern works were abstractions - diametrically opposed to her literal portraits. This piece seems to me a nod to Henry Moore. UPDATE: We've just now received correspondence from Jane Ullman's son, Ted. He informs us that this piece titled "Crescendo" was much more influenced by Alexander Archipenko with whom she studied. Thanks Ted!
13.5" high including base (14" x 12")

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