Large original signed bronze sculpture on wood base by Irma Rothstein (American, born in Russia, 1906-1971). Almost 20" high including base. In excellent original condition. Irma Rothstein was born in Rostoff, Russia, and studied art in Vienna before emigrating to the United States in 1938. She sculpted the busts of celebrities such as George Bernard Shaw, Hermann Broch, Alexandre Gretchaninoff, Ernest Hemingway, etc. Exhibited in a number of galleries and museums, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, MOMA, PAFA, the Newark Museum, the Denver Museum, the Santa Barbara Museum, etc.
"The meditative mood about much of her sculpture suggests (...) a natural inclination toward themes of feeling and imagination--such as for example the head called "Prayer"." New York Herald-Tribune, Oct. 20, 1940.
One of two works currently available by this artist.