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Polo Players

ca. 1935-1940 Louis Linck 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 1977.42.5 Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 4th Floor, 48A


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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.

Keywords

Equestrian

Figure group - male

Recreation - sport and play - polo

New Deal - Works Progress Administration, Federal Art Project? - Illinois?

sculpture

plaster

cast

About Louis Linck

Born: Paris, France 1895 Died: Chicago, Illinois 1962

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