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Vanity, Early Morning
1944
Chaim Gross

ebony
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden,
Smithsonian Institution Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966 With permission from the
Renee and Chaim Gross Foundation

This is one of several similar figures carved over a ten-year period in the 1930s and 1940s. These works are executed in polished dark woods without tool marks to highlight various features. The simplified organic forms suggest the influence of the British sculptor Henry Moore (1898--1986).

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