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Wild Boars

ca. 1931 Heinz Warneke Born: Bremen, Germany 1895 Died: Madison, Connecticut 1983 marble 18 3/4 x 13 7/8 x 26 3/8 in. (47.7 x 35.3 x 67.0 cm.) Smithsonian American Art Museum Bequest of Heinz Warneke 1993.44.1 Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 4th Floor, 48B


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In 1935, Wild Boars was awarded the George D. Widener Memorial Gold Medal, an award given to many fine American sculptures by the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. The work was inspired by a smaller sculpture that Heinz Warneke had made out of granite. In this version he focused on the features that made the boars distinctive---the proportionally large head and jowls, the small, squat legs---and exaggerated them. The sleek, polished surface of the marble makes the boars seem stoic and massive in spite of their small scale.

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Animal - pig

sculpture

stone - marble

About Heinz Warneke

Born: Bremen, Germany 1895 Died: Madison, Connecticut 1983

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