Born: Paris, France 1895
Died: Chicago, Illinois 1962
plaster 5 1/2 x 5 5/8 x 3 7/8 in. (14.0 x 14.4 x 10.0 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Louis Cheskin
Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 4th Floor, 48A
Luce Center Label
Louis Linck created this maquette, or model, for Polo Players while working for the Federal Art Project in Chicago. His sculptures of sporting events never focused on individuals, but instead employed groups of figures in jumbled, energetic compositions. In Polo Players, two men wearing helmets and wielding mallets scramble forward over their horse to get the ball. They could be soldiers in a battle scene, climbing out of a trench with weapons in hand.
Figure group - male
Recreation - sport and play - polo
New Deal - Works Progress Administration, Federal Art Project? - Illinois?