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ART DECO SCULPTURE
“The most important sculptor of the naturalistic stream was Preiss, exceptional as a direct carver as well as the range of his designs. The actual carving of the ivory is exquisite, graceful, the muscle-tone subtly delineated. The bronze is usually cold-painted in cool colours, silver, blue and grey; warm colours were used sparingly. Most of the PK and Rosenthal und Maeder artists, particularly Poertzel and Walther, produced naturalistic designs…….. while Le Faguays, Phillipe, Kelety, Roland Paris …….. are the best of the stylised stream.”
Victor Arwas, Art Deco Sculpture, London 1992, p. 17