Born: Zawill, Russia 1887
Died: Los Angeles, California 1979
wood on wood and plywood base 43 1/8 x 20 x 14 1/4 in. (109.4 x 50.9 x 36.3 cm.) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of the artist
Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 4th Floor, 50A
Luce Center Quote
“I turned seriously to developing wood sculpture . . . probing and striving to produce works of pure sculptural character.” Peter Krasnow, “A Retrospective Exhibition,” Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, 1975
Luce Center Label
Peter Krasnow worked in France for three years during the early 1930s. On his return to California, he began sculpting in wood, claiming that the medium had never been considered for its own unique qualities and too often resembled other materials. Using roots, stumps, and sometimes entire trees, Krasnow created abstract sculptures that explored the natural shape and texture of the wood.
wood - plywood
About Peter Krasnow
Born: Zawill, Russia 1887 Died: Los Angeles, California 1979
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