Authored by Charlotte Sholod; Contributions by Charlotte Sztmya
Hardcover | 12 x 11 inches | 224 pages
Enrico Glicenstein (1870-1942) belonged to a pioneering vanguard of independent European sculptors of the 20th century who were credited with reviving the traditional art of direct carving – with a modern sensibility. At a time when most sculptors had turned away from a more ‘humanistic’ tradition of sculpture, Glicenstein remained uncompromising in his commitment to the human figure. Over 250 sculpted works celebrating the universality of human endeavor are detailed fully in this volume.
Life and Work of Enrico Glicenstein, authored by art historian Charlotte Sholod, begins with a biography of the sculptor, articulating his wide travels throughout Europe and his immigration to the United States in 1928. The story of his long and influential career as a prolific sculptor is accompanied by an 80-page catalogue featuring more than 250 of the works sculpted by the artist between 1896 and 1940.