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One and Another

1934 Hugo Robus Born: Cleveland, Ohio 1885 Died: New York, New York 1964 bronze on wood base overall: 28 3/4 x 43 7/8 x 23 3/8 in. (73.0 x 111.5 x 59.4 cm.) base: 1 3/4 x 43 7/8 x 23 3/8 in. (4.5 x 111.5 x 59.4 cm.) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of the Sara Roby Foundation 1986.6.72 Not currently on view


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Hugo Robus’s sculpture captures the age-old theme of mother and child. The stylized design and polished surface of One and Another reflect his early training as a jeweler before he turned to painting and subsequently to sculpture. Each figure is complete yet interlocked with the other; their silhouettes trace the double oval of the infinity symbol, recalling the interdependence of mother and child.


Modern American Realism: The Sara Roby Foundation Collection, 2014

Keywords

Figure group - family - mother and child

Figure group - female and child - nude

sculpture

metal - bronze

wood