Hugo Robus (1885-1964)
Cast Bronze Sculpture
32h x 17w x 9.5d inches
Hugo Robus is a National Academician and sculptor from Cleveland, OH. Robus, briefly concentrated on cubist painting until 1920, when he changed his focus primarily to sculpting.
Robus is known for his flowing, curvilinear bronze and silver cast figures, which emphasize the pure form of the human body by combining motion and solid form in a simple flowing nature. His sculptures are also, known for their expressive facial details resembling the style of Japanese Nō drama masks, which were popular at the time.
His works are included in the permanent collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, and the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington D.C.
Provenance: Collection of Mrs. S. Furer, Boca Raton, Florida. Much of Mrs. Furer's extensive art collection was acquired in Hempstead, New York during the 1960s.