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Robert Cronbach
"Man on a Stair" American Scene Social Realism WPA Mid 20th Century Modern

1940

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"Man on a Stair" American Scene Social Realism WPA Mid 20th Century Modern Robert M. Cronbach (AMERICAN / NEW YORK / MISSOURI, 1908 - 2001) modernist bronze sculpture depicting a standing man by a stairwell holding a book. Signed to signed of base and dated 1940. Has Modern Art Foundry, New York to verso of base. Measures approx. 12 1/4" height x 7 3/4" width x 4" depth. BIO American sculptor and teacher, Cronbach was born in St. Louis, Missouri where he began his art studies. He is best remembered for his medals, architectural sculpture and other works. His art studies continued at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art where he won two Cresson Traveling Scholarships and travelled to Europe in 1929 and 1930. During 1930 he worked as an assistant to Paul Manship. In 1938 he was one of the 57 Founding Members of the Sculptors Guild. He also created sculpture under the auspices of the Works Progress Administration's Federal Art Project. Cronbach taught sculpture at Adelphi College in Garden City, New York from 1947 to 1961. He was one of 250 sculptors who exhibited in the 3rd Sculpture International held at the Philadelphia Museum of Art in the summer of 1949. Cronbach was represented by the Bertha Schaefer Gallery, New York, NY. Cronbach died in 2001 in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.
  • Creator:
    Robert Cronbach (1908 - 2001, American)
  • Creation Year:
    1940
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 12 in (30.48 cm)Width: 8 in (20.32 cm)Depth: 4 in (10.16 cm)
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  • Gallery Location:
    New York, NY
  • Reference Number:
    1stDibs: LU1156214202772
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