simplified line drawing of nude woman with small head; PR arm bent at elbow and pointed downward; PL hand on shoulder; drapery folds held in each hand and covering lower legs; wide hips turned toward PL

Nude with Drapery, 20th century

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Famed as a sculptor of female nudes, Gaston Lachaise is credited with imparting new power to the female form. From 1912 to 1921, he worked in New York as an assistant to the sculptor and St. Paul native Paul Manship (1886–1966). Apart from his portrait busts, most of Lachaise’s works can be likened to prehistoric fertility goddesses, as in this symphony of turns, cascades, and loops.

Details
Title
Nude with Drapery
Artist Life
American (born France), 1882–1935
Role
Artist
Accession Number
2016.136.5
Provenance
Ruth A. Reister, Minneapolis; Estate of Ruth A. Reister; bequethed to MIA, 2016
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simplified line drawing of nude woman with small head; PR arm bent at elbow and pointed downward; PL hand on shoulder; drapery folds held in each hand and covering lower legs; wide hips turned toward PL