Henry Lion (1900-1966), born and raised on a farm in Fresno, was the son of Armenian immigrants. From 1920 to 1924, he studied under Julia Bracken Wendtand with Stanto MacDold-Wright at the Otis Art Institute, where he was judged the best student in the sculpture department and for many years taught sculpture at the Hollywood Art Center. He was the author of “Sculpture For Beginners”. Some of Lion’s works in Los Angeles are the doors to the Los Angeles City Hall, the eagle medallion on the Federal Courthouse, the Cabrillo statue in San Pedro, the Pioneer Fountain in Carthay Circle and the Power of Water fountain in Lafayette Park.
RARE signed clay maquette of woman and child. Due to the amount of public works he devoted his career to, very few pieces by this artist come up for sale. Sculpture measures 11″ tall x 5″ wide x 11″ deep.