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Standing Figure

A work made of marble.

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  • A work made of marble.

Date:

late 1940s

Artist:

Marion Perkins
American, 1908–1961

About this artwork

Chicago sculptor Marion Perkins began making art in the late 1930s. Known for commanding heads and busts carved from wood, stone, and marble that he salvaged from architectural ruins around the city, the full-length body of Standing Figure was unusual for him. Here, a woman presses her arms tightly to herself, her head thrown back. Her sinuous position recalls Classical Greek and Roman sculptures, while her exaggerated features and restrained form are emblematic of Perkins’s individual style.

Status

On View, Gallery 264

Department

Arts of the Americas

Artist

Marion Perkins

Title

Standing Figure

Place

United States (Object made in)

Date

c. 1945–1949

Medium

Marble

Dimensions

overall, without base: 90.8 × 20.3 × 15.2 cm (35 1/4 × 8 × 6 in.); base: 8.9 × 45.7 × 45.7 cm (3 1/2 × 18 × 18 in.)

Credit Line

Through prior bequest of Marguerita S. Ritman

Reference Number

1996.401

Extended information about this artwork

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