Bust of Alfred Wolmark (1877-1961), one of Gaudier-Brzeska's earliest and most enthusiastic supporters and a notorious artist of the day.

The head is screwed around in profile, giving this monumental, over-size work a sense of movement. The faceted modelling of the face and hair are an early example of the influence of Cubism. The plaster model for the bust was made in 1913; this example is one of an later edition of 6, cast from the original during the late 1950s. The drawing was acquired with the bust at no extra cost.


Leicester Galleries; Dr David Brown, early 1960s.

Exhibitions at Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art

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