Head of a Boy

Henri Gaudier-Brzeska (1891 - 1915)

Artificial stone sculpture

1912
  • About the work
    Location
    Country: Germany
    City: Berlin
    Place: British Embassy
  • About the artist
    Born in Belgium and an immigrant to France, Henri Gaudier-Brzeska was one of the earliest abstract sculptors and instrumental in introducing modern art to England during the early years of the 20th century. In 1910 he met Sophie Brzeska, and the couple combined their last names. Later that year they moved to London, where the poet Ezra Pound became the young sculptor’s patron and supporter. Just before World War I, Gaudier-Brzeska joined Wyndham Lewis’s Vorticist movement, which advocated abstraction and an embrace of the machines and energy of modern life. Gaudier-Brzeska’s promising career was cut short when he was killed in combat in World War I.
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    People
    unknown boy
    Places
    Subjects
    male portrait, boy, child
    Materials & Techniques
    artificial stone, stone sculpture
  • Details
    Title
    Head of a Boy
    Date
    1912
    Medium
    Artificial stone sculpture
    Dimensions
    height: 31.00 cm, width: 23.00 cm
    Acquisition
    Purchased from Mercury Gallery, November 1981
    GAC number
    15265