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Object Information:

Artist: Elie Nadelman, American, born Poland, 1882-1946

Head of a Woman

ca. 1918-ca. 1925

Limestone with pigment

height, 15in (38.1cm)

Museum purchase with the Helen and Everett H. Jones Purchase Fund



On Exhibition  On view/Zilker Landing

Further Information:

Observe a fusion of classical influences and American folk traditions in Elie Nadelman's limestone head. In keeping with his admiration for folk art, the artist incorporates blue pigment and a textured surface around the woman's elegant hairstyle. In contrast, the white limestone and crisp, delicate features of the eyes, nose, and mouth recall ancient Greek sculptures. Notice a simple elegance yet detachment in Nadelman's figures.

Artist/Maker Bio

Nadelman, Elie