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Expressionist Figurative Sculptures

EXPRESSIONIST STYLE

While “expressionist” is used to describe any art that avoids naturalism and instead employs a bold use of flattened forms and intense brushwork, Expressionist art formally describes early-20th-century work from Europe that drew on Symbolism and confronted issues such as urbanization and capitalism. Expressionist artists experimented in paintings and prints with skewed perspectives, abstraction and unconventional, bright colors to portray how isolating and anxious the world felt rather than how it appeared. 

Between 1905 and 1920, Austrian and German artists, in particular, were inspired by Postimpressionists such as Paul Gauguin and Vincent van Gogh in their efforts to strive for a new authenticity in their work. In its geometric patterns and decorative details, Expressionist art was also marked by eclectic sources like German and Russian folk art as well as tribal art from Africa and Oceania, which the movement’s practitioners witnessed at museums and world’s fairs.

Groups of artists came together to share and promote the themes now associated with Expressionism, such as Die Brücke (The Bridge) in Dresden, which included Erich Heckel, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner and Karl Schmidt-Rottluff and investigated alienation and the dissolution of society in vivid color. In Munich, Der Blaue Reiter (The Blue Rider), a group led by Wassily Kandinsky and Franz Marc, instilled Expressionism with a search for spiritual truths. In his iconic painting The Scream, prolific Norwegian painter Edvard Munch conveyed emotional turmoil through his depiction of environmental elements, such as the threatening sky.

Expressionism shifted around the outbreak of World War I, with artists using more elements of the grotesque in reaction to the escalation of unrest and violence. Printmaking was especially popular, as it allowed artists to widely disseminate works that grappled with social and political issues amid this time of upheaval. Although the art movement ended with the rise of Nazi Germany, where Expressionist creators were labeled “degenerate,” the radical ideas of these artists would influence Neo-Expressionism that emerged in the late 1970s with painters like Jean-Michel Basquiat and Francesco Clemente.

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Style: Expressionist
Homodeus
Located in Spetses, GR
Inspired by the writings of historian Yuval Noah Harari, Homo Deus creates a vision of the future: of Man physically transformed by new technologies to the point of attaining a statu...
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21st Century and Contemporary Expressionist Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

Art Deco Expressionist Bronze Judaica Rabbi Sculpture Los Angeles Modernist
Located in Surfside, FL
Bronze Jewish Rabbi. Original Patina. Art-deco wood carved base. It is signed with initials P.K. and marked "Calif Art Bronze Fdry LA" (California Art Bronze Foundry Los Angeles). it is not dated. PETER KRASNOW (1886-1979), Russian-Ukrainian, American artist painter and sculptor, born Feivish Reisberg, was a California modernist and colorist artist known for his abstract wood sculptures and architectonic hard-edge paintings and drawings which were often based on Hebrew calligraphy and other subjects related to his Jewish heritage...
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1930s Expressionist Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

Zulu Warrior - African Sculpture in Bronze Verdigris - Limited Edition
Located in Pretoria, ZA
Zulu Warrior in Bronze Verdigris, limited edition of 24 (signed & numbered), Sculpture in Bronze Verdigris on Sandstone base. Height 70 cm including base. My art is inspired by Afric...
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2010s Expressionist Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

Masai Girl - African Bronze Sculpture
Located in Pretoria, ZA
My Maasai girl sculpture carries the grace of the savanna in her stride, her life an eloquent dance of tradition and the vibrant strength of her heritage. A Maasai girl, upon reachi...
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2010s Expressionist Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

Zulu Warrior - African Bronze Sculpture - Limited Edition
Located in Pretoria, ZA
Zulu Warrior in Bronze with traditional patina. Limited edition of 24 (signed & numbered), Sculpture in Bronze Verdigris on Sandstone base. Height 70 cm including base. My art is ins...
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2010s Expressionist Figurative Sculptures

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Sandstone, Bronze

Turkana Girl - Bronze African Tribe Sculpture, Limited Edition
Located in Pretoria, ZA
Bronze sculpture of young Turkana girl in traditional attire and characteristic hair style. The Turkana tribe, nomadic by nature, are a Nilotic people native to the Turkana District ...
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2010s Expressionist Figurative Sculptures

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Sandstone, Bronze

Beginning Of The Hunt - Masai African Sculpture - Limited Edition
Located in Pretoria, ZA
Beginning of the Hunt, Maasai Sculpture with traditional brown patina. Limited Edition of 24 (Signed & Numbered). Bronze sculpture on sandstone base, Height 83 cm including base. My ...
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2010s Expressionist Figurative Sculptures

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Sandstone, Bronze

The Surprise - New Life - Bronze Elephant Sculpture
Located in Pretoria, ZA
Homage in bronze to new life and a tribute to a majestic creature that represents the soul of Africa. The Surprise - New Life - Mother & Calf - Bronze Elephant Sculpture, Limited Ed...
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2010s Expressionist Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

Glazed Ceramic Sculpture Plaque WPA Artist NYC Frank Kleinholz Couple of Lovers
Located in Surfside, FL
Frank Kleinholz (Brooklyn, 1901 - 1987) Lovers Ceramic unique glazed miniature sculptural plaque with gold leaf or foil under the glaze. Initialled recto and hand signed verso with a self portrait drawing. Framed measures 8.75 X 8.75 inches, Plaque is 6 X 6 inches. c.1950's-1960's Born in Brooklyn, New York, Frank Kleinholz was a painter based in New York City whose work spanned several art movements including Expressionism and Social Realism. His work was strongly influenced by Max Beckmann, is a late survival of the social com­mentary expressionism of the WPA era; His early lithograph works were intensely personal and reflected the influence of the Depression and the World Wars, but his palette lightened as he increasingly focused on families and the bonds between adults and children. He was contemporary of William Gropper and Ben Shahn. As the son of a blind father and hard-working mother who supported the family with a delicatessen. From early childhood, he had to earn a living and sold newspapers and ran errands for local businesses. He graduated from Fordham Law School, and at age 23 was admitted to the bar. In the mid-1930s, while practicing insurance as well as law, he began oil painting and printmaking with teachers including Yasuo Kuniyoshi and Sol Wilson. He gained quick recognition and between 1941 and 1980 participated in numerous exhibitions including the National Academy of Design, the Brooklyn Museum and the Worcester Art Institute. Born in Brooklyn, New York, Kleinholz graduated Fordham Law School in 1923. In the 1930s, he began studying painting under Yasuo Kuniyoshi and Sol Wilson. He quickly rose to prominence with the inclusion of Abstract art in the Carnegie Institute exhibition of 1941. His painting Backstreet won a purchase prize by the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Chronology His strongest influences were American Social Realists Reginald Marsh and Philip Evergood, the German Expressionists George Grosz and Kathe Kollwitz, the Mexican muralists Diego Rivera, Jorge Orozco, and David Alfaro Siqueiros, and the early 20th century Paris Modernists. Described by Newsweek as a "Brooklyn-born Gauguin," Kleinholz focused on urban life in New York, Brooklyn and Coney Island, as well as intimate, social realist scenes of parents and children, watercolor paintings of flowers and birds, and sunbathers. His political works include anti war paintings...
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20th Century Expressionist Figurative Sculptures

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Ceramic, Paint, Glaze

Judaica Bronze Sculpture "Rabbi" Figure Jewish American Boston Figural Modernist
Located in Surfside, FL
Aronson, David 1923- David Aronson, son of a rabbi, was born in Lithuania in 1923 and immigrated to America at the age of five. He settled in Boston, Massachusetts where he studied a...
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20th Century Expressionist Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

Bronze Sculpture Charles Dickens Figure American Boston Figural Modernist
Located in Surfside, FL
I have seen this piece identified as Wizard and as Micawber from Charles Dickens David Copperfield ("something will turn up") Aronson, David 1923- David Aronson, son of a rabbi, was...
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20th Century Expressionist Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

Large Bronze Sculpture "Virtuoso" Figure American Boston Figural Modernist
Located in Surfside, FL
Aronson, David 1923- David Aronson, son of a rabbi, was born in Lithuania in 1923 and immigrated to America at the age of five. He settled in Boston, Massachusetts where he studied a...
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20th Century Expressionist Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

Bronze Sculpture Rabbi w Torah Judaica Figure American Boston Figural Modernist
Located in Surfside, FL
Aronson, David 1923- David Aronson, son of a rabbi, was born in Lithuania in 1923 and immigrated to America at the age of five. He settled in Boston, Massachusetts where he studied...
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20th Century Expressionist Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

From a Different Perspective, 8ft high Bronze
Located in Loveland, CO
From a Different Perspective by Jane DeDecker Abstract Expressionistic Figurative Bronze 8ft x 3ft x 3ft" cast museum quality silica bronze ed/17 Placed publicly in Downey, CA by the...
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2010s Expressionist Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

Sable Antelope Bust - African Wildlife Sculpture - Limited Bronze Edition
Located in Pretoria, ZA
‘Hippotragus Niger’ – Sable Antelope With their astonishing horns and painted faces, sable antelope are one of Africa’s most iconic species. Growing their horns over a lifetime, the...
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2010s Expressionist Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

Maasai Warrior - African Sculpture in Bronze Verdigris - Limited Edition
Located in Pretoria, ZA
Maasai Warrior in Bronze Verdigris on Sandstone base, limited edition of 24 (signed and numbered); H 76 cm including base. Having been a professional safari guide, my art is influenc...
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2010s Expressionist Figurative Sculptures

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Sandstone, Bronze

Graspar Riera Terracotta Cylinder Mallorca original ceramic sculpture
Located in CORAL GABLES - MIAMI, FL
Mallorca landscape original ceramic sculpture. piece unic born in the town of Estellencs on the island of Mallorca, from his youth he dedicates himself to drawing and watercolor, g...
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1990s Expressionist Figurative Sculptures

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Ceramic

In Step - Bronze Elephant Sculpture, Limited Edition of 24
Located in Pretoria, ZA
"In Step" measures 27 cm x 12.5 cm x 14 cm. Limited edition of 12. bronze sculpture immortalising the tender bond between a mother elephant and her calf. Every curve and contour has ...
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2010s Expressionist Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

Large Bronze Bas Relief Danse Macabre Expressionist Sculpture Totentantz
Located in Surfside, FL
We have not located any markings on the piece and it does not appear to be signed. it bears similarities with works by Wilfredo Lam and other Cuban and Latin American masters and it ...
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Early 20th Century Expressionist Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

Going to the River - Bronze Kudu Bulls - African Antelope Bronze Sculpture
Located in Pretoria, ZA
Going to the River - A Journey in Bronze: two Kudu Bulls in cast bronze on Sandstone base. Limited Edition of 12, L 62 cm x H 38 cm x W 20 cm. Crafted in meticulous detail, this pie...
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2010s Expressionist Figurative Sculptures

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Sandstone, Bronze

Replica of Wilhelm Lehmbruck's Kneeling Woman
Located in Troy, NY
This sculpture is a small replica of Wilhelm Lehmbuck's Kneeling Woman. The original sculpture is much larger at around 69.5 x 56 x 27", currently at th...
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1960s Expressionist Figurative Sculptures

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Plaster, Wood

Samburu Herdsman - African Tribe Sculpture in Bronze Verdigris
Located in Pretoria, ZA
My interpretation of a Samburu herdsman stands as a sentinel of tradition, his life a tapestry woven with the threads of pastoral wisdom and the enduring spirit of the African savannah. The Samburu people of Kenya possess a deeply symbiotic relationship with elephants, observing and understanding them in remarkable ways that mirror their own societal structures. They share a common matriarchal social system with elephants, where both Samburu and elephant herds are led by a female elder who holds the knowledge and responsibility for the group's survival. This unique parallel has fostered a profound respect and protection for these majestic creatures within the Samburu culture. Samburu Herdsman, Limited edition of 24, Bronze sculpture on sandstone base in Bronze Verdigris, Height 65 cm including Sandstone base. Bronze sculpture using the lost was method. My art is inspired by Africa and it’s magnificent wildlife and people. My figurative East African tribal sculpture...
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2010s Expressionist Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

Elephant Herd - Bronze Sculpture - Limited Edition
Located in Pretoria, ZA
Sculpture of Elephant Herd in bronze, Limited Edition of 10, bronze sculpture on Sandstone base. Small elephant herd of 4 cows and two claves. Inspired by many years in the bush spen...
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2010s Expressionist Figurative Sculptures

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Sandstone, Bronze

Beginning Of The Hunt - Masai African Sculpture in Bronze Verdigris
Located in Pretoria, ZA
Beginning of the Hunt, Limited Edition of 24 (Signed & Numbered). Bronze sculpture on sandstone base, in Bronze Verdigris. Height 83 cm including base. My art is inspired by Africa a...
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2010s Expressionist Figurative Sculptures

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Sandstone, Bronze

Large Aharon Bezalel Israeli Modernist Bronze Brutalist Puzzle Sculpture Figures
Located in Surfside, FL
Aharon Bezalel (Afghani-Israeli, 1925-2012) Family Grouping Hand signed in with initials in English Figures fit together like puzzle pieces in solid cast bronze with original patina. Aharon Bezalel (born Afghanistan 1926) Born in Herat, Afghanistan in 1926 and immigrated to Israel at an early age. His father, Reuven Bezalel, was a rabbi and kabbalist. As a youth Aharon studied gold and silver casting as well as applied arts and worked in these fields as a silversmith and judaica craftsman, and was a student of the sculptor Zev Ben-Zvi at the Bezalel Academy for Art & Design where he also studied with Isidor Ascheim and Mordecai Ardon. There he absorbed the basic concepts of classic and modernist art and interpreted, according to them, ideas based on ancient Hebrew sources. He also studied miniature carving with the artists Martin and Helga Rost applying himself at their workshop. Aharon Bezalel worked and resided in Jerusalem, he taught art for many years. His sculptures - works of wood, bronze, aluminum, Plexiglas - were shown at his studio in Ein Kerem. “I saw myself as part of this region. I wanted to find the contact between my art and my surroundings. Those were the first years of Jean Piro’s excavations at the Beer-Sheba mound. They found there, for example, the Canaanite figurines that I especially liked and that were an element that connected me with the past and with this place.” “…a seed and sperm or male and female. These continue life. The singular, the individual alone, cannot exist; I learned this from my father who dabbled with the Kabbalah.” (Aharon Bezalel, excerpt from an interview with David Gerstein) “The singular in Aharon Bezalel’s work is always potentially a couple if not a threesome, the one is also the many: when the individual is revealed within the group he will always seek a huddling, a clinging together. The principle of modular construction is required by this perception of unity and multiplicity, as modular construction in his work is an act of conception or defense. His work bears a similarity to Berrocal as well as affinities to Henry Moore, Lynne Chadwick and Kenneth Armitage. Two poles of unity, potentially alone, exist in A. Bezalel’s world: From a formal, sculptural sense these are the sphere and pillar, metaphorically these are the female in the final stages of pregnancy and the solitary male individual. Sphere-seed-woman; Pillar-strand-man. The disproportional, small heads in A. Bezalel figures leave humankind in it’s primal physical capacity. The woman as a pregnancy or hips, the man as an aggressive or defensive force, the elongated chest serves as a phallus and weapon simultaneously. (Gideon Ofrat) EIN HAROD About the Museum's Holdings: Israeli art is represented by the works of Reuven Rubin, Zaritzky, Nahum Gutman...
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Mid-20th Century Expressionist Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

Bronze Plaque Sculpture Judaica Rabbi Figure Portrait American Boston Modernist
Located in Surfside, FL
Small Jewish Portrait Relief Plaque Signed and numbered in Roman numerals from limited edition Aronson, David 1923- David Aronson, son of a rabbi, was born in Lithuania in 1923 and immigrated to America at the age of five. He settled in Boston, Massachusetts where he studied at the school of the Museum of Fine Arts under Karl Zerbe, a German painter well known in the early 1900s. Aronson later taught at the school of the Museum of Fine Arts for fourteen years and founded the School of Fine Art at Boston University where he is today a professor emeritus. An internationally renowned sculptor & painter, Aronson has won acclaim for his interpretation of themes from the Hebrew Talmud and Kabala. His best known works include bronze castings, encaustic paintings, and pastels. His work is included in many important public and private collections, and has been shown in several museum retrospectives around the country. He is considered to be one of the most important 20th century American artists. At twenty-two David Aronson had his first one-man show at New York's Niveau Gallery. The next year, six of his Christological paintings were included in the Fourteen Americans exhibition at Manhattan's Museum of Modern Art where Aronson’s work was included alongside abstract expressionists Arshile Gorky, Robert Motherwell and Isamu Noguchi. In the 1950s, Aronson turned more toward his Jewish heritage for the inspiration for his art. Folklore as well as Kabalistic and other transcendental writings influenced his work greatly. The Golem (a legendary figure, brought to life by the Maharal of Prague out of clay to protect the Jewish community during times of persecution) and the Dybbuk...
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20th Century Expressionist Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

Figurative Expressionist Sculpture, "Armor: Protection Series Small 5"
Located in San Diego, CA
This is a one of a kind original figurative expressionist sculpture by southern California artist, Linda Literal. Its dimensions are 11"x14"x6". A certificate of authenticity will fo...
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2010s Expressionist Figurative Sculptures

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Porcelain

Untitled (Metamorphosis) Brutalist Surrealist Bronze Sculpture Woman Dancing
Located in Surfside, FL
In this bronze cast the artist (unknown) takes an expressionistic approach, not only in terms of technique but also in terms of the treatment of the subject. The female figure seems ...
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20th Century Expressionist Figurative Sculptures

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Metal, Bronze

Large Aharon Bezalel Israeli Modernist Bronze Brutalist Puzzle Sculpture Figures
Located in Surfside, FL
Aharon Bezalel (Afghani-Israeli, 1925-2012) 1984 Edition 4/9 Family Grouping Hand signed in Hebrew with initials and in English Movable figures that fit together like puzzle pieces in solid cast bronze with original patina on a lucite bench base. 23 X 19 X 6 base is 24 X 6 X 6 Aharon Bezalel (born Afghanistan 1926) Born in Herat, Afghanistan in 1926 and immigrated to Israel at an early age. His father, Reuven Bezalel, was a rabbi and kabbalist. As a youth Aharon studied gold and silver casting as well as applied arts and worked in these fields as a silversmith and judaica craftsman, and was a student of the sculptor Zev Ben-Zvi at the Bezalel Academy for Art & Design where he also studied with Isidor Ascheim and Mordecai Ardon. There he absorbed the basic concepts of classic and modernist art and interpreted, according to them, ideas based on ancient Hebrew sources. He also studied miniature carving with the artists Martin and Helga Rost applying himself at their workshop. Aharon Bezalel worked and resided in Jerusalem, he taught art for many years. His sculptures - works of wood, bronze, aluminum, Plexiglas - were shown at his studio in Ein Kerem. “I saw myself as part of this region. I wanted to find the contact between my art and my surroundings. Those were the first years of Jean Piro’s excavations at the Beer-Sheba mound. They found there, for example, the Canaanite figurines that I especially liked and that were an element that connected me with the past and with this place.” “…a seed and sperm or male and female. These continue life. The singular, the individual alone, cannot exist; I learned this from my father who dabbled with the Kabbalah.” (Aharon Bezalel, excerpt from an interview with David Gerstein) “The singular in Aharon Bezalel’s work is always potentially a couple if not a threesome, the one is also the many: when the individual is revealed within the group he will always seek a huddling, a clinging together. The principle of modular construction is required by this perception of unity and multiplicity, as modular construction in his work is an act of conception or defense. His work bears a similarity to Berrocal as well as affinities to Henry Moore, Lynne Chadwick and Kenneth Armitage. Two poles of unity, potentially alone, exist in A. Bezalel’s world: From a formal, sculptural sense these are the sphere and pillar, metaphorically these are the female in the final stages of pregnancy and the solitary male individual. Sphere-seed-woman; Pillar-strand-man. The disproportional, small heads in A. Bezalel figures leave humankind in it’s primal physical capacity. The woman as a pregnancy or hips, the man as an aggressive or defensive force, the elongated chest serves as a phallus and weapon simultaneously. (Gideon Ofrat) EIN HAROD About the Museum's Holdings: Israeli art is represented by the works of Reuven Rubin, Zaritzky, Nahum Gutman...
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Mid-20th Century Expressionist Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

Large Modernist Bronze Abstract Figural Sculpture "Family" Wolfgang Behl
Located in Surfside, FL
This is a mid 20th century mod abstract large bronze sculpture by Wolfgang Behl (German/American, 1918-1994). The sculptural group titled "The Family" features a mother and father with two children. Numbered 20/20. Signed. 21" H x 10 1/4" x 10 1/4 Wolfgang (Johann Wolfgang) Behl (1918 - 1994) was active/lived in Connecticut, Illinois / Germany. Known for Sculpture and as an architectural carver. A carver,designer, and teacher, Wolfgang Behl was born in Berlin, Germany where he studied at the Berlin Academy of Fine Arts. His teacher was otto Hitzberger, sculptor and architecture carver. I have seen some his work, particularly in carved wood compared to Constantin Brancusi although this one seems way more reminiscent of Alberto Giacometti. In 1939, Behl came to the United States and taught briefly in Pennsylvania at the Perkiomen School and in Rhode Island at the Rhode Island School of Design. There in 1943, he won the Joseph N. Eisendrath prize for sculpture. He also became a friend of Louis Mayer...
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20th Century Expressionist Figurative Sculptures

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Marble, Bronze

The Scream
Located in Los Angeles, CA
JOAN STRAUSS CAROL "THE SCREAM" WOOD, SIGNED, TITLED CALIFORNIA, DATED 1984 1575 X 19 INCHES Joan Strauss Carl 1926-2021 Joan Strauss Carl was...
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1980s Expressionist Figurative Sculptures

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Wood

Carnavale, Avant Garde Carricature Plaque, Paris
Located in Surfside, FL
Arieh Merzer was a prominent Israeli artist and metal worker. Arie Merzer, an artist who worked in hand-hammered copper, was born in Warsaw, Poland in 1905, the scion of a large Has...
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20th Century Expressionist Figurative Sculptures

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Metal

Large Bronze Sculpture Judaica Biblical Moses Figure American Boston Modernist
Located in Surfside, FL
Aronson, David 1923- David Aronson, son of a rabbi, was born in Lithuania in 1923 and immigrated to America at the age of five. He settled in Boston, Massachusetts where he studied at the school of the Museum of Fine Arts under Karl Zerbe, a German painter well known in the early 1900s. Aronson later taught at the school of the Museum of Fine Arts for fourteen years and founded the School of Fine Art at Boston University where he is today a professor emeritus. An internationally renowned sculptor & painter, Aronson has won acclaim for his interpretation of themes from the Hebrew Talmud and Kabala. His best known works include bronze castings, encaustic paintings, and pastels. His work is included in many important public and private collections, and has been shown in several museum retrospectives around the country. He is considered to be one of the most important 20th century American artists. At twenty-two David Aronson had his first one-man show at New York's Niveau Gallery. The next year, six of his Christological paintings were included in the Fourteen Americans exhibition at Manhattan's Museum of Modern Art where Aronson’s work was included alongside abstract expressionists Arshile Gorky, Robert Motherwell and Isamu Noguchi. In the 1950s, Aronson turned more toward his Jewish heritage for the inspiration for his art. Folklore as well as Kabalistic and other transcendental writings influenced his work greatly. The Golem (a legendary figure, brought to life by the Maharal of Prague out of clay to protect the Jewish community during times of persecution) and the Dybbuk...
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20th Century Expressionist Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

Clown Holding Teddy Bear, Unique Bronze Expressionist Sculpture
Located in Surfside, FL
Agnes Yarnall LePage, began studying sculpture at the age of 6 at the Liberty Tadd School of Modeling. She went on to study with Charles Grafly at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts before opening her own studio in the late 1920s, with the support of her parents, Anna B. Coxe and Charlton Yarnall. Over the years, Ms. Yarnall's work included numerous portraits, human figures and animal sculptures. Among her proudest achievements were busts of George Washington and General Lafayette, displayed at the Valley Forge Historical Society, and of Abraham Lincoln, at the Union League of Philadelphia. She also counted among her premier accomplishments busts she sculpted of Ronald Reagan, Jack Nicklaus and Pope John Paul II. One reviewer who had seen her depictions of Edna St. Vincent Millay, Dame Judith Anderson, Carl Sandburg and Sir John Gielgud lauded her work for its ''sensitivity, grace and dynamism," her family said. During her early career Ms. Yarnall studied and worked with such great artists as Boris Blai, Paul Manship and Alexander Archipenko. In addition to her long career in sculpture, she also was an accomplished poet. Her books included Indian Summer, Hesperides and Other Poems and Pandora and Other Poems. In 1987 Ms. Yarnall was presented with the Living Legacy Award as ''Evocatrix Extraordinary" by the Women's International Center, joining such honorees as Dame Judith Anderson, Clare Boothe...
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20th Century Expressionist Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

German Expressionist Bronze Relief Plaque Mans Best Friend, a Man and His Dog
Located in Surfside, FL
Mans Best Friend C.M. Junghans 1985 This is done in a German Expressionist style. It is bronze over some sort of fill. It depicts a man gentleman and his dog. a Cocker Spaniel or Co...
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20th Century Expressionist Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

Lovers Tribute to Chagall Murano Glass Sculpture
Located in Delray Beach, FL
Amanti (Lovers) Tribute To Chagall Signed, artist logo stamp, and title. Walter Furlan was born (1931-2018) in Chioggia, a small town near Venice. He started to work in a furnace c...
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Early 2000s Expressionist Figurative Sculptures

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Blown Glass

"In Freiheit (In Freedom)", White Porcelain Horses
Located in Detroit, MI
This gorgeous porcelain sculpture from Hutschenreuther porcelain is of two galloping horses, sculpted in exquisite detail and signed by the sculptor, Max Hermann Fritz...
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1940s Expressionist Figurative Sculptures

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Porcelain

PAIR OF JANUS SCULPTURES
Located in Paris, FR
Janus. Pair of bronze sculptures. Edition by Artcurial. Numbered 27/250 and 28/250. He was born Henri Étienne-Martin 4 February 1913 in Loriol, Drôme, France. He attended the Ecole des Beaux Arts de Lyon from 1929 to 1933, where he met Marcel Michaud. Martin moved to Paris in 1934, working at the studio of Charles Malfray at the Académie Ranson where he came into contact with such painters as Roger Bissière, Jean Le Moal, Jean Bertholle, Alfred Manessier, Zelman, Véra Pagava...
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1970s Expressionist Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

Ballerina Dancer, Bronze Sculpture by Prince Monyo Simon Mihailescu-Nasturel
By Prince Monyo Simon Mihailescu-Nasturel
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Prince Monyo Simon Mihailescu-Nasturel, Romanian Title: Ballerina Dancer Medium: Bronze Sculpture, signature and number inscribed Edition: 1...
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20th Century Expressionist Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

Martenita Tribute to Picasso Murano Glass Sculpture
Located in Delray Beach, FL
Martenita Omaggio To Picasso, Signed, artist logo stamp, and title. Walter Furlan was born (1931-2018) in Chioggia, a small town near Venice. He started to work in a furnace calle...
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Early 2000s Expressionist Figurative Sculptures

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Glass, Blown Glass

Crucifixion
Located in Greenwich, CT
signed "Caesar" lower right edge American, 1892-1971 Doris Porter Caesar was born in 1892 in Brooklyn, New York. Her father’s successful career as a lawyer allowed her to attend Mi...
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1950s Expressionist Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

Colourful Mixed Media Sculptural 'Montage' , Manau Tupapau. Hommage to Gaugin.
Located in Cotignac, FR
Gaugin inspired 21st Century montage titled 'Manau Tupapau' (spirit of the dead watching) by French artist, Armand Avril. Mounted and presented in a custom built painted tray frame and signed and dated 2004 both front and back with a later sketch of his favourite dog Dimar in repose to the reverse. This montage fully demonstrates Avril's inspiration drawn from tribal art and Gaugin's famous painting of a Tahitian nude whilst also expressing the humour and joy that he puts into all his work. A very strong sculptural image and a feast for the eyes in searching for and recognising the materials used in making this piece come alive. This montage is made from carved wood pieces, paint, clothespegs and cardboard . Armand Avril was born in 1926 in Lyon. His father, Marcel Avril was a painter and collector of African art. At 16 Armand became an apprentice shepherd in Provence. Avril could always be seen equipped with a sketchbook and a book on the history of art whilst tending his flock. It was not until the age of 30, in 1956, that Armand embarked on painting as an autodidact, influenced by Raoul Dufy, Pierre Bonnard, Henri Matisse and the Lyonnaise School of Painting. He exhibited for the first time in 1957. In 1960, he left for a one-year trip to Africa. There he met the painter Jean Arène who introduced him to the village of Cotignac in the Var and to Louis Pons...
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21st Century and Contemporary Expressionist Figurative Sculptures

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Acrylic, Cardboard, Wood

Fleet Moment
Located in Greenwich, CT
Featured in the Doris Caesar catalog by Martin H. Bush, page 110.
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1950s Expressionist Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

Rachid Khimoune French Algerian Arab Art Brut Bronze Sculpture Abstract Figure
Located in Surfside, FL
Rachid Khimoune (Algerian, b. 1953) Les enfants du monde bronze. signed and numbered artist's edition of 4 foundry mark - L. Cappe 7.5 x 4.63 x 2.38 Overall: 8.25 x 4.63 x 2.38 RACHID KHIMOUNE, Algerian-French artist and sculptor. Born in 1953 in Decazeville, France. Lives and works in Paris, France. Rachid Khimoune graduated from the School of Art of Paris in 1974; he initially started to work with painting before choosing sculpture. In 1980 he won the first prize of the Foundation of France. He works in an Art Brut, Naif art style similar to Jean Dubuffet and Enrico Baj. Being the recipient of numerous prestigious awards and an extensive oeuvre, Rachid Khimoune has been exhibiting since 1975 and his work can be found in several museums, and public and private collections. The artist behind the project Rachid Khimoune, has been responsible for a number of major, successful public art installations in France. Most famously, the installation close to the Bibliothèque Nationale (National Library) ‘Les Enfants du Monde’ (The Children of the World). Rachid’s newer works are masks and totems cast in bronze: poetic images forged in a furnace. Rachid uses discarded objects and disused parts of machines, to create new human and animal forms. Here his interest in metal-working and Arab art-African art coincides with the assemblage of found objects; one mask is a collage constituted by a large model of the Eiffel Tower stuck into the end of a trumpet. Another has a jerry-can for a face, and the golden patina and surface-working of the bronze does not dispel the idea which this image creates: of a human mouth drinking oil. Born in France to parents from Algeria, Khimoune embraces the role of the artist as a global citizen, using art as a universal language. Select Awards Lauréat du Prix de la Fondation de France (1980) Chevalier des Arts et Lettres (2002) Grande Médaille de la Ville de Paris (2004) Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur (2007) EXHIBITIONS SOLO EXHIBITIONS 2017 Ar[T]senal, Dreux, France 2016 Musée Tavet Delacour, Pontoise, France 2015 Parvis de l’Hotel de ville, Paris 2015 Beirut Art Fair, Beyrouth, Liban 2015 Galerie Francoise Souchaud, Lyon 2014 Musée Rabelais, Seuilly, France 2013 Galerie Vallois...
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20th Century Expressionist Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

"Stallion" - Bronze horse sculpture.
Located in Miami, FL
Filcer made very few sculptures in his artistic career and this is one of his most special pieces. Limited Edition: 1/10.
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Early 2000s Expressionist Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

Vintage Figurative Abstract Tribal Creature Head Sculpture
Located in Soquel, CA
Evocative figurative abstract sculpture of the head of a tribal creature by Nathaniel Sirles (American, b. 1954). Signed and dated "N. Sirles 1970" on the bottom. Sirles completed th...
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1970s Expressionist Figurative Sculptures

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Stone

Bronze Sculpture Relief Troubadour Figurative American Modernist David Aronson
Located in Surfside, FL
Guitar or Mandolin playing musician. Music themed bronze sculpture Signed and numbered Aronson, David 1923- David Aronson, son of a rabbi, was born in Lithuania in 1923 and immigrated to America at the age of five. He settled in Boston, Massachusetts where he studied at the school of the Museum of Fine Arts under Karl Zerbe, a German painter well known in the early 1900s. Aronson later taught at the school of the Museum of Fine Arts for fourteen years and founded the School of Fine Art at Boston University where he is today a professor emeritus. An internationally renowned sculptor & painter, Aronson has won acclaim for his interpretation of themes from the Hebrew Talmud and Kabala. His best known works include bronze castings, encaustic paintings, and pastels. His work is included in many important public and private collections, and has been shown in several museum retrospectives around the country. He is considered to be one of the most important 20th century American artists. At twenty-two David Aronson had his first one-man show at New York's Niveau Gallery. The next year, six of his Christological paintings were included in the Fourteen Americans exhibition at Manhattan's Museum of Modern Art where Aronson’s work was included alongside abstract expressionists Arshile Gorky, Robert Motherwell and Isamu Noguchi. In the 1950s, Aronson turned more toward his Jewish heritage for the inspiration for his art. Folklore as well as Kabbalistic and other transcendental writings influenced his work greatly. The Golem (a legendary figure, brought to life by the Maharal of Prague out of clay to protect the Jewish community during times of persecution) and the Dybbuk...
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20th Century Expressionist Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

Whirling, bronze sclupture on ancaster, still-life
Located in Deddington, GB
Whirling by Alison Bell [2021] original Bronze on Ancaster Image size: H:49.6 cm x W:16 cm Complete Size of Unframed Work: H:49.5 cm x W:16 cm x D:20cm Sold Unframed Please note that insitu images are purely an indication of how a piece may look Whirling - Bronze sculpture on ancaster by Alison Bell. She says “I’m drawn to the times when we lived and played in our own imagination, unobserved, scaling fortresses & standing on the ramparts as kings of the castle. Or sometimes just quietly inventing our own worlds.” 49.5cm x 16cm x 20 cm. Artist Bio: Alison Bell's figurative sculpture captures those innocent childhood moments. Alison Bell has been selling with Wychwood Art Gallery for a number of years and we stock all of her works. Alison Bell sculptor comments "I try to make work that touches the free spirit in us, most often through memories of childhood. I’m drawn to the times when we lived and played in our own imagination, unobserved, scaling fortresses & standing on the ramparts as kings of the castle just quietly inventing our own worlds." "My work is essentially figurative and rooted in my early practice as a portrait sculptor. While the truth of the figure is important to me, my aim is to evoke the moment - the energy, the glee, our curiosity, the tenderness in our hearts." "I work freely & quickly in wax, observing & remembering, and then refine each piece before casting in bronze." "I spent a year at Glasgow School of Art & have a degree in Modern History and Politics from the University of Glasgow. My training came from my time at the Glasgow Sculpture...
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21st Century and Contemporary Expressionist Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

Expressionist Wood Sculpture 1920's
Located in Berlin, DE
Expressionist completely hand carved wood sculpture ca. 1925-1927, unknown artist. Monogrammed with C Sch on the base. Expressively carved base. Small damage on the hand. Measuremen...
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1920s Expressionist Figurative Sculptures

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Wood

Higher, Bronze still-life sculpture
Located in Deddington, GB
Higher By Alison Bell [2021] original Bronze on Ancaster Image size: H:53 cm x W:23 cm Complete Size of Unframed Work: H:53 cm x W:23 cm x D:21cm Sold Unframed Please note that insitu images are purely an indication of how a piece may look Higher - bronze sculpture on ancaster by Alison Bell. She says “I’m drawn to the times when we lived and played in our own imagination, unobserved, scaling fortresses & standing on the ramparts as kings of the castle. Or sometimes just quietly inventing our own worlds.” 53cm x 23cm x 21cm. Artist Bio: Alison Bell's figurative sculpture captures those innocent childhood moments. Alison Bell has been selling with Wychwood Art Gallery for a number of years and we stock all of her works. Alison Bell sculptor comments "I try to make work that touches the free spirit in us, most often through memories of childhood. I’m drawn to the times when we lived and played in our own imagination, unobserved, scaling fortresses & standing on the ramparts as kings of the castle just quietly inventing our own worlds." "My work is essentially figurative and rooted in my early practice as a portrait sculptor. While the truth of the figure is important to me, my aim is to evoke the moment - the energy, the glee, our curiosity, the tenderness in our hearts." "I work freely & quickly in wax, observing & remembering, and then refine each piece before casting in bronze." "I spent a year at Glasgow School of Art & have a degree in Modern History and Politics from the University of Glasgow. My training came from my time at the Glasgow Sculpture...
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21st Century and Contemporary Expressionist Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

Cat, Unique Glazed Ceramic Sculpture
Located in Long Island City, NY
A ceramic cat figure with marbling color possibly Chinese 19th/20th Century. Title: Seated Cat Medium: Splash-Glazed Ceramic Figurine Size: 5 x 9 x 5 in. (12.7 x 22.86 x 12.7 cm)
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Mid-20th Century Expressionist Figurative Sculptures

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Ceramic, Glaze

Standing Man by Mildred Kouzel
Located in Pasadena, CA
Original Art Work By California Recent Artist Standing Man, 1981 Mildred Kouzel's first career was in nursing: she was an army nurse during World War II...
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Mid-20th Century Expressionist Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

Mother and Newborn Child, Bronze Sculpture
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Kuno Lange, German (1950 - ) Title: Mother and Newborn Year: 1997 Medium: Bronze Sculpture, signature and number on base Edition: 2/9 Size: 28 in. x 7 in. x 3.5 in. (71.12 cm...
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1990s Expressionist Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

Constelación Del Caballo Menor, Bronze Tabletop Sculpture by Binkele
Located in Long Island City, NY
Bronze sculpture by Lina Binkele is a modern expressionist rendering of a horse. In the classic tradition, her horse sculptures capture the wonder of the animal's anatomy and the ma...
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20th Century Expressionist Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

Bronze Judaica Expressionist Sculpture Russian Jewish Shtetl Goose Peddler
Located in Surfside, FL
A cast bronze sculpture depicting an elderly jewish peddler carrying a basket of geese going to the shtetl market. Signed on base. This is not editioned. there is no edition number. this might be an early cast from Palestine/Israel. Issachar Ber Ryback, also Riback (Іссахар-Бер Рибак; born 1897 in Elisavetgrad, today Kirovohrad, Ukraine; died 1935 in Paris, France) was a Ukrainian-French Jewish Expressionist painter. Ryback attended the art school in Kiev until 1916. He joined a progressive group of painters and was influenced by advocates of a modern Jewish literature such as David Bergelson and David Hofstein. The painters Alexander Bogomazov and Alexandra Exter...
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20th Century Expressionist Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

Bust of a Man, Bronze Sculpture by Chaim Gross
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Chaim Gross, Austrian/American (1904 - 1991) Title: Bust of a Man Year: 1967 Medium: Bronze Sculpture, signature inscribed Size: 12.5 x 6.5 x 8.5 in. (31.75 x 16.51 x 21.59 c...
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1960s Expressionist Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

Käthe Kollwitz Bronze Sculpture "Der Abschied" ( Leave )
Located in Berlin, DE
Very emotional sculpture by Käthe Kollwitz ( 1867-1945 ), Germany. Conceived 1940/1941. Bronze dark patinated on granite rectangular base. One of a 50 pieces, cast 1975. Signed down...
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1940s Expressionist Figurative Sculptures

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Granite, Bronze

Woman's Hands
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Cast paper, edition 16/50.
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1970s Expressionist Figurative Sculptures

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Paper

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