Henri Gaudier-Brzeska Dog Replica - White
Henri Gaudier-Brzeska (1891-1915) was one of the leading figures of European avant-garde sculpture. Gaudier played an important role in the development of modern sculpture in Britain, working alongside Era Pound, Jacob Epstein, Roger Fry, Wyndham Lewis and others. Like many artists of his generation, his career was tragically cut short by the war. Having volunteered for the French army in the summer of 1914, he was killed in action the following year, at the age of just twenty-three.
“It might be thought simple to make a sculpture like “Dog” by H. Gaudier-Brzeska, but so far as I know no one had done so in the whole world of sculpture, nor is it like any other sculptor’s work. It is essentially sculpture and at the same time is deeply realistic. I have known a child take it to bed instead of his “Teddy Bear’. Jim Ede, in A Way of Life, 1984.
This replica has been made by hand for Kettle's Yard in Bath, UK.
Dimensions: (L)190 x (H)90 x (W)55 mm.
Replica not to scale