Born: Shavli, Lithuania 1885
Died: United States 1969
bronze 7 7/8 x 4 1/8 x 5 3/8 in. (20.0 x 10.4 x 13.6 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Mrs. Fannie T. Brenner
Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 4th Floor, 46B
Luce Center Label
Michael Brenner's Self-Portrait is similar to his other portrait heads, "gouged out" of the materials with intense concentration. Here, Brenner gives himself a furrowed brow and severe expression. His sharp features and the rough, unfinished surface express the force of the artist's creative energy.
Occupation - art - sculptor
Portrait male - Brenner, Michael - head
Portrait male - Brenner, Michael - self-portrait
metal - bronze
About Michael Brenner
Born: Shavli, Lithuania 1885 Died: United States 1969
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