1 of 6 images

"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.


  • Condition
  • 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
  • Reference number

Shipping, Returns & Payment

  • Online Payment Methods
    1stdibs accepts the following payment methods
  • Item Invoice
    Generate an invoice that you can customize and print.

About the Seller

Top Seller
1stdibs seller since 2009
Typical response time: 4 hrs
Located in Philadelphia, PA
You may also contact the seller by phoneCall seller through 1stdibs
More From This Seller
"Nude with Bowl," Rare Art Deco Sculpture by So...
Leon Victor Solon
American Figurative Sculptures
A classic and rare example of Art Deco sculpture, this piece was designed by Leon Victor Solon, an important color theorist and designer who became the artistic director of the Ameri...
"Seated Female Nude," Lovely French Art Deco Sc...
French Sculptures
Finished in a soft ivory glaze with subtle shifts to dove grey, this lovely, placid nude is depicted in a seated position with her hands clasped and her gaze looking into the distanc...
"Supplication," Art Deco Sculpture from Archipe...
Lu Duble
American Figurative Sculptures
One of the rarest and most important sculptures eminating from the ARKO ceramic school established by Alexander Archipenko in Woodstock, New York, this stylized group of praying figu...
"Walking the Horse," Nude Male Sculpture by Els...
Else Bach
German Sculptures
The large and rare Majolica group consisting of a nude male figure walking a horse was sculpted by Else Bach for the famous Karlsruhe ceramic works in the 1920s-1930s. Bach is best k...
You May Also Like
1980s Architectural Ceramic Sculpture Signed Ma...
American Ceramics
A 1980s architectural ceramic sculpture signed Marilyn Fox.

Signed Ceramic Sculpture of a Bird Lady by Sergio Bustamante

$3,500 Sale Price
22% Off
Signed Ceramic Sculpture of a Bird Lady by Serg...
Sergio Bustamante
A lovely and rare sculpture of a lady bird, with bird. Signed and sculpted by Mexican artist, Sergio Bustamante. In mint condition.  
Unique Ceramic Portret Buste, Girl with Blue Ha...
Majolica Manufactory of Karlsruhe, Erwin Spuler
German Busts
Earthenware, Majolica
Beautiful sculpture in brown earthenware modeled in the expression of a woman in polychrome glaze with blue hair, made in Germany, 1930s. Erwin Spuler (1906-1964), who initially s...

Sculpture by Jerilyn Virden

Sculpture by Jerilyn Virden
Jerilyn Virden
American Sculptures
Contemporary sculpture by Jerilyn Virden.

Regal Sculpture

$3,740 / item
Regal Sculpture
Ceramica Gatti
Italian Ceramics
Gold, Ceramic, Other
This remarkable piece, made using a mold and handcrafted with the pinch method, has the shape of a bird bust in glossy Sienna finish with a turquoise and gold crown. The striking tex...
Detailed Terracotta Italian Man Shooting Arrow ...
Italian Sculptures
Beautiful detailed sculpture signed by Ugo Cipriani.
Italian L"Aquilone Hand-Painted Ceramic Vessel/...
Italian Ceramics
Ceramic, Paint
This amazing and rare large L"Aquilone Italian ceramic vessel/ vase/ sculpture is hand-painted and signed on the bottom. It looks like fine porcelain. The year it was made was 1992. ...
Stylish Art Deco Terracotta Sculpture by Cipriani
Ugo Cipriani
French Sculptures
Stylish Art Deco terracotta sculpture of a young woman with hound dogs. Signed U. Cipriani.

Why Shop on 1stdibs?

Learn More

Only Vetted, Professional Sellers

Buyer Protection Guaranteed

Fully Insured Global Deliveries