Henry Lion Deco Sculpture Clay Maquette Mother and Child A696

With his career almost entirely devoted to public art, very few of Lion’s works found their way into private hands, which makes this tender sculpture of a mother kneeling by her child all the more precious. 11″ long x 11″ high x 5″ deep.

Fascinating oral history interview with the artist: http://www.aaa.si.edu/collections/interviews/oral-history-interview-henry-lion-12633

Price on request.

A sculptor born in Fresno, California, Henry Lion was a resident of Los Angeles who completed many public commissions for modernist and traditional bronze and stone works. A copy of one of his historical pieces, “Lewis, Clark, and Sacajawea”, is at the Gilcrease Institute in Tulsa, Oklahoma. It is modeled after a sketch by Charles Russell.

Lion studied at Otis Art Institute and with Stanton MacDonald-Wright, and for many years taught sculpture at the Hollywood Art Center. ¬†He authored a book, “Sculpture For Beginners”.¬†Associations included the California Art Club and the Painters and Sculptors of Los Angeles.