Fallen Boxer

  • Walker Hancock, Fallen Boxer, 1934, bronze, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Bequest of Walker Hancock, 2000.20.1

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Walker Hancock’s desire to express the “strength and beauty of the human body” is obvious in his sculptures of athletes. He was not very enthusiastic about sports at school, but enjoyed modeling images of the players from clay. This interest continued throughout his career and he often studied the movements of swimmers, wrestlers, and basketball players. Fallen Boxer shows a man hunched on the ground, immediately after being hit by an unseen opponent. The figure appears still to be in motion, wrapping his arms around his head and falling forward onto his knees.

Title
Fallen Boxer
Artist
Founders
Date
1934
On View
Dimensions
8 1/2 x 15 3/4 x 10 1/8 in. (21.7 x 40.0 x 25.7 cm.)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Bequest of Walker Hancock

Mediums
Mediums Description
bronze
Classifications
Keywords
  • Occupation – sport – boxing
Object Number
2000.20.1
Palette
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