"African with Lute," Rare Sculpture of Female Nude by Archipenko Student For Sale
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"African with Lute," Rare Sculpture of Female Nude by Archipenko Student


Sculpted in the late 1920s by Margaret Berger, a student of Alexander Archipenko, this is one of the finest sculptures to come out of his ARKO Modern American Ceramics school in Woodstock, New York. Archipenko studied in Kiev and Paris and established an art school in Berlin, and after immigrating to America in 1923, he continued to be an infatigable teacher and entrepreneur, establishing schools in New York, Chicago and Los Angeles. Margaret bergere was born in Denver, and after joining the ARKO school, her work was exhibited in Pittsburgh in 1929, along with the work of Lu Duble and other ARKO students. The wonderful twisting form of this figure is a superb example of Art Deco fused with Cubism.


  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1929
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  • Dimensions
    H 8.75 in. x W 7 in. x D 3.5 in.H 22.23 cm x W 17.78 cm x D 8.89 cm
  • Seller Location
    Philadelphia, PA
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