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Ernest Trova
The Last Roman (for the poet, Ezra Pound)

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Ernest Trova (American, 1927-1909) "The Last Roman" Oct. 30, 1949 Oil on Board approx. 48 x 15 inches Signed Dated and Titled Verso *See the book, “Trova: Paintings, Sculptures and Communications” with 40 color pages of original correspondence between Trova and famous poet, Ezra Pound. The article "The Man Who Made An Icon" discusses a painting that Trova created in 1947 at the age of 20 entitled "The Roman Boy", stating that the young artist signed the work "Tino Trova". He similarly signs and titled this painting, "The Last Roman" in 1949 verso, with the notation "The Canto...XVII" which is referenced in the discussions of Pound's Cantos. BIO: Ernest Tino Trova (February 19, 1927 – March 8, 2009) was a self-trained American surrealist and pop art painter and sculptor. Best known for his signature image and figure series, The Falling Man, Trova considered his entire output a single "work in progress." Trova used classic American comic character toys in some of his pieces because he admired their surrealism. Many of Trova's sculptures are cast in unusual white bronze. He began as a painter, progressing through three-dimensional constructions to his mature medium, sculpture. Trova's gift of forty of his works led to the opening of St. Louis County, Missouri's Laumeier Sculpture Park.

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  • Artist
    Ernest Trova (1927 - 2009, American)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 48 in. (121.92 cm)Width: 15 in. (38.1 cm)
  • Medium
  • Movement & Style
  • Period
  • Condition
    There is some water staining to this painting, however, we feel that it does not distract from the subject matter when viewing the artwork.
  • Gallery Location
    Missouri, MO
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU74736673762

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