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Paul Fiene (1899-1949)
Paul Fiene (1899-1949) Grant Wood
inscribed 'P Fiene 41' (along the back of the neck)
13 in. (33.02 cm.) high on a 4 in. (10.2 cm.) alabaster base
Modeled in 1941.
Private collection, by descent from the above.
Conner-Rosenkranz, LLC, New York.
Acquired by the late owner from the above, 1986.
P. Hills, R.K. Tarbell, The Figurative Tradition and the Whitney Museum of American Art: Painting and Sculpture from the Permanent Collection, Newark, Delaware, 1981, fig. 165, the bronze illustrated.
St. Louis, Missouri, St. Louis Art Museum; Honolulu, Hawaii, Honolulu Academy of Arts; Boston, Massachusetts, Museum of Fine Arts, The Ebsworth Collection: American Modernism, 1911-1947, November 20, 1987-June 5, 1988, pp. 92-93, 204, no. 24, illustrated.
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