Gassed

1939

Plaster. 77 x 36 x 28 cm

This is the first sculpture created on South African soil. The figure of a choking man, overcome by gas, was created in memory of the trench warfare of the First World War. But here it turned into a prophecy of the gas chambers.

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Images reproduced by kind permission of Louis Wald

The Life and Art of

HERMAN WALD

(1906-1970)