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Constantin Antonovici
Owl III, Patinated Bronze Sculpture by Antonovici

1947

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Antonovici was born in Neamt, Romania on February 18, 1911, and graduated from the Fine Arts Academy in Iasi, Romania, in 1939. In 1940, Antonovici studied in Zagreb with the famous Croatian sculptor Ivan Mestrovici, until his arrest by Italian fascists. Antonovici himself survived imprisonment in Germany for his refusal to fight on the side of the Nazis. After the war, he continued his studies in Vienna, under the tutelage of Professor Fritz Behn. In 1945 and again in 1947, Antonovici studied woodcarving in Tirol, Germany. He then traveled to Italy and finally to Paris where he met Constantin Brancusi, with whom he worked until 1951. Antonovici was the recipient of the only certificate Brancusi ever offered to a fellow sculptor. Even though artists more famous, such as Isamu Noguchi, Henry Moore, Jean Arp and Modigliani, collaborated with Brancusi, no one worked closer with the master than Antonovici. Although Brancusi is often said to have given up on famous sculptors whom he did not consider worthy, Antonovici, thirty-five years his junior, captured his masters respect. He impressed by using a variety of materials, including wood, bronze, aluminum, marble, stone, and plastic. He also possessed an artistic lucidity that allowed him to stylize and simplify to find fundamental and essential forms, which was also central to Brancusi's art. Antonovici's recurring motif which surfaces almost obsessively throughout his creation was the owl, which he believed shared the sculptors capacity to see in the dark. Artist: Constantin Antonovici, Romanian (1911 - 2002) Title: Owl III Medium: Bronze Sculpture, signature, date and number inscribed Edition: 5/9 Size: 16 in. x 6 in. x 5 in. (40.64 cm x 15.24 cm x 12.7 cm)

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  • Creator
    Constantin Antonovici (1911 - 2002, Romanian)
  • Creation Year
    1947
  • Dimensions
    Height: 16 in. (40.64 cm)Width: 6 in. (15.24 cm)Depth: 5 in. (12.7 cm)
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  • Movement & Style
  • Period
  • Condition
  • Gallery Location
    Long Island City, NY
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU4664620611

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