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Leda and the Swan (Brown) Metal | Reuben Nakian
Leda and the Swan (Brown) Metal | Reuben Nakian
Leda and the Swan (Brown) Metal | Reuben Nakian
Leda and the Swan (Brown) Metal | Reuben Nakian
Leda and the Swan (Brown) Metal | Reuben Nakian
Leda and the Swan (Brown) Metal | Reuben Nakian
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Leda and the Swan (Brown)

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Reuben Nakian

Reuben Nakian

$5,500

American (1897–1986)

  • Date: 1978
  • Bronze Sculpture, signature and number inscribed
  • Edition of 7/10
  • Size: 13.5 x 10 x 7 in. (34.29 x 25.4 x 17.78 cm)

$5,500

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about Leda and the Swan (Brown)

Reuben Nakian's sculptural depiction of the Ancient Greek myth of Leda and the swan is a fine example of the artist's impressive Abstract Expressionist style.

Rendered with minimal details, the rough-hewn patches of the sculpture contrast deeply with the smooth legs of Leda, exhibiting the classic emotive and expressive quality found in the Modernist movement.

Leda and the Swan (Brown) Metal | Reuben Nakian
Leda and the Swan (Brown) Metal | Reuben Nakian
Leda and the Swan (Brown) Metal | Reuben Nakian
Leda and the Swan (Brown) Metal | Reuben Nakian
Leda and the Swan (Brown) Metal | Reuben Nakian
Leda and the Swan (Brown) Metal | Reuben Nakian
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About The Artist: Reuben Nakian

Born in College Point, New York, he studied at the Robert Henri School with Homer Boss and A.S. Baylinson. He also studied at the Art Students League and from 1917 to 1920, apprenticed to Paul Manship and Gaston Lachaise. He was inspired by the myths of ancient Greece and Rome. He taught sculpture at the Newark Fine Arts and Industrial Arts College and at Pratt Institute in New York City. Reuben Nakian was a giant of twentieth-century modernist...

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About The Medium: Bronze

A brown/orange color alloy metal of copper with up to one-third tin.

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Leda and the Swan (Brown)

Reuben Nakian

1978

Leda and the Swan (Brown)

Reuben Nakian

1978

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