by Henryk Gotlib
painted plaster, circa 1942
24 3/4 in. (630 mm) high
Given by Anne Jarman with support from the artist's widow, Janet Gotlib, 2003
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Gotlib was a painter rather than a sculptor, and this work itself became the subject of a painting. Its vigorous, manipulated texture and vibrant colours are indicative of its European Expressionist origins, referring back to the work of, among others, Josef Barlach, Kathe Kollwitz and Max Beckmann, and forward to that of Georg Baselitz.