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               HENRI  GAUDIER  BRZESKA 
                                 [1891-1915]


                   HENRI GAUDIER BRZESKA  -  Gorilla, 1912, bronze, 4/7
                                 Morris Singer foundry stamp, 51.5 cm long
                        Provenance: Private collection, UK; Bonhams, 2018
                                Literature: 'Gaudier-Brzeska', E Silber, 28

He was born in France and moved to London in 1910, but died in 1915 during World War 1.
An artist of great promise, but he died so young we will sadly never know what he could have achieved.
His work is included in many public collections including the Tate Gallery and Museum of Modern Art [New York].
A few books have been published including one by Evelyn Silber.
He was mainly a carver and only 3 or 4 bronzes were cast during his short lifetime - many bronzes have been cast posthumously, usually from his carvings, by Jim Ede and others.
Huge numbers of drawings appear to exist and you wonder how he had time to produce them all.

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