Dancer

  • Joseph E. Renier, Dancer, ca. 1922, bronze/cast, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Joseph Renier, 1967.93.4

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Awakening and Dancer may have been made to be featured in extravagant gardens. Joseph Renier received many commissions for garden sculptures; in 1928 one of his pieces won an award from the Garden Club of America. In Awakening the figure leans back, one hand on his forehead and the other outstretched, as if caught at the moment of inspiration. In Dancer, Renier applied a rich, gilded finish to emphasize the figure’s curved muscles and graceful pose.

Title
Dancer
Artist
Date
ca. 1922
On View
Dimensions
17 7/8 x 11 5/8 x 6 1/2 in. (45.5 x 29.6 x 16.5 cm.)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Mrs. Joseph Renier

Mediums
Mediums Description
bronze/cast
Classifications
Keywords
  • Performing arts – dance
  • Figure female – nude
Object Number
1967.93.4
Palette
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