Charles Umlauf

Sculpted Wall Plaques

Mid 20th Century

Painted plaster

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Description

Charles Umlauf (American, 1911-1994).

Sold as a set of 2.

Employed from 1934 through 1941 by the WPA Federal Art Project, Umlauf's sculptures are heavily influenced by the Art Deco movement.

This dramatic pair features a woman reading to children, and a woman releasing a dove with the children standing at her side.

Set into wooden mounts for wall display.

Dimensions
Height: 23.5 inches / 59.69 cm
Width: 11.75 inches / 29.84 cm
Depth: 5.7 inches / 14.48 cm
Provenance

Private Collection, Chicago

Condition Report

Scattered areas of flaking to surfaces.

Small crack to the lower right back end of the reader plaque with a small chip above the crack.

Small crack to the back at the lower left of the boy standing.

Small areas of finish wear to wood.

Art Period
Post-War
Movement/Style
Art Deco
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