Peasant Girl

1944

Marble. 49 x 22 x 24 cm

Also entitled: Russian Girl.

This finely polished marble head of  a  Russian peasant  represents  a childhood memory of Eastern Europe.  By omitting the pupils of her eyes she becomes a type rather than an individual.  Her strong features which emerge from curvilinear  and arabesque flourishes  exude and a quiet spirituality, enhanced by the direct carving technique  in the tradition of Michelangelo in which Herman Wald utilized the grain the material to enliven her features.

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Images reproduced by kind permission of Louis Wald

The Life and Art of

HERMAN WALD

(1906-1970)