Sketch of Two Women

Gaston Lachaise

Gaston Lachaise - Sketch of Two Women
This drawing by the French-born American sculptor Gaston Lachaise (1882-1935) was made during his early years spent on American soil, where New York became his second home. The delicate ink lines suggest silhouettes of female figures embodying naiads. In the treatment of the theme, Lachaise alludes to the decorative, planar stylization he had learned while working for a short time as an apprentice for the French jewellery designer René Lalique, one of the leading proponents of Parisian Art Nouveau.
measurements: height 240 mm
width 200 mm
material: paper
technique: ink wash
inventory number: K 68292
gallery collection: Collection of Prints and Drawings
author of the entry PhDr. Petra Kolářová, Ph.D.

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