Stylized Modernist Carved Wood Head, Early-Mid 20th C., SIgned

Regular price $95.00

I believe this head is a Western, modernist carving done sometime between the late 1920s and early 50s. It actually immediately made me think of the work of Belarusian-born French artist Ossip Zadkine (1888-1967) whose work (and museum and studio in Paris) I really love. Not large at six inches tall, but with a substantial and dramatic presence, with fantastically stylized forehead tapering into wonderful almost-trunk like nose that feels as if shielding those deeply recessed eyes from the world, while also point straight down to the mouth.  Terrific piece, with a terrific patina too.

6" t x 3 3/4" w x 4 3/4" d. Very good condition, no losses, cracks or splits, just surface wear to the wood. Name/initials carved into the underside but a bit difficult to tho decipher. Stands square and steady on its own.