"After Hours Bronze Sculpture 22 in"
Sculpture : Bronze
Size : 22x16 x13 in | 56x41 x33 cm
Other : On a Polaroid Photograph That Comes With the Sculpture
Condition : Excellent
Purchased from : Gallery 1992
Provenance / History : Metropolitan Art Gallery in Maui, Hawaii in 1992.
Certificate of Authenticity : Art Brokerage
LID : 128753
Paul Wegner - United States
Art Brokerage: Paul Wegner American Artist and Sculptor: Soon after graduating college and becoming a professional sculptor Wegner was given his first large commission by the National Geographic Society in 1976. The project required Paul Wegner to create 9 life size figures of primitive man for their new museum exhibit in Washington D.C. Paul Wegner had meetings with archeologists from the Smithsonian, such as Mary Leaky, Dr. Dale Stewart, and many more from National Geographic, including their very talented creative staff. Research for this project led Wegner to the works of painter Norman Rockwell, sculptor Rodin, and more importantly, Rodin's protege, Malvina Hoffman. What sparked Wegner's interest, aside from their great approach to depicting human anatomy and expression was infusing emotion into the faces of their work, something that National Geographic people stressed with me for this project. Give our ancestors feelings! That was the order of the day. Fragmentation The term fragmentation, now used to define Paul Wegner's style, came about when a newspaper reporter in Virginia interviewed him early in his career while working on the Primitive Man project and developing this new approach. Listings wanted.