3 of 18 portraits of Roger Fry
Photograph © National Portrait Gallery, London
by Marcel Gimond
bronze head, circa 1920
13 1/2 in. (343 mm) high
Click on the links below to find out more:
Sitterback to top
- Roger Fry (1866-1934), Critic and painter. Sitter in 18 portraits, Artist of 5 portraits.
This portraitback to top
Gimond was a pupil of the sculptor Maillol. Fry had written an article 'The Sculptures of Maillol' for the Burlington in April 1910, in which he presented Maillol as the leading figure in modern sculpture, and contrasted his preoccupation with form and monumentality with Rodin's obsession with feeling. Here Gimond follows his master in observing what Fry described as the 'architectural unity of the structure' obtained by a 'few synthetized planes'.
Linked publicationsback to top
- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 233