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.