SOREL ETROG "ATALA" BRONZE, 1976
Sorel Etrog (1933 - 2014) is arguably Canada's most famous sculptor.
His work can be found in numerous museum and private collections including the Tate, the AGO and LACMA.
His public sculptures can be found on iconic corners in Toronto, Montreal, Israel and beyond.
Etrog was elected a member of the Order of Canada in 1994 and two years later became a Chevalier of Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in France.
This work depicts one of the most enduring motifs from Etrog's oeuvre: the embrace. Interpreted as a mother and child, it realizes the link between a parent and their offspring in a poetic and stylized way. Simple, yet rich with emotion this work is a fine example of the emotion and intimacy consistently expressed in Etrog's work.
A similar work, "Knotwalker", from 1975, is on permanent display at the Sorel Etrog Collection at the Hennick Family Wellness Gallery, in Toronto.
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Bronze, from an edition of 10
9"H 4"W 2"D
Very good condition.