MODERN   SCULPTURE  COLLECTION

                        WILLI  SOUKOP  R.A. 
                                  [1907-95]


                   WILLI  SOUKOP

                              Mask
                               1935
                     wood-carving
                            unique
                  signed and dated
                         24 x 18 cm
     Provenance: The artist;  Royal        Academy Summer Exhib., 1935;                  Private collection, UK;
           Thomson Roddick, 2021
    [This is the first sculpture the                artist submitted to the RA 
               Summer exhibition]

                   WILLI  SOUKOP

                             Laban
                              1979
                             bronze
                             signed
                        16 cm high
             Provenance: The artist;
                  McNamara family: 
                     Tom McNamara
   [Rudolf Von Laban [1879-1958]         was a pioneer of modern dance
      Soukop's wife was a dancer]


                    WILLI  SOUKOP

                   Mexican Woman
                            bronze
                            unique
                         12 cm high 
       [15 cm including wood base]
           artist's label under base
       Provenance: Wellers auction

                   WILLI  SOUKOP

                           Abstract
                            marble
                            unique
                            signed
                        14 cm high
            Provenance: The artist;
                 McNamara family; 
             Tom McNamara, 2017

Willi Soukop was born in Vienna and studied at the Academy of Fine Art there.
He moved to the UK in 1934.
One-man exhibitions included the Storran Gallery [1938] and Belgrave Gallery.
He was a fine teacher and students at Chelsea School of Art included Robert Clatworthy and Elisabeth Frink.
He exhibited at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibitions very regularly from 1935 and is a Royal Academician.
He was a modeller and a carver and the Tate Gallery are one of the many public galleries who hold his work.

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