In Memoriam

  • Harold Tovish, In Memoriam, 1984, hydrocal and gravel on wood base, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the Sara Roby Foundation, 1985.82.4A-V

Exhibition Label
In 1949, Tovish created a series of figural sculptures that captured the horror he felt as a soldier exposed to Nazi concentration camps at the end of World War II. In Memoriam, created decades later in which faces gaze out from within split cannonballs, continues his theme of entrapment. It honors both those who lost their lives during the war and living individuals imprisoned by mental, emotional, and societal circumstances.


Modern American Realism: The Sara Roby Foundation Collection, 2014
Title
In Memoriam
Artist
Date
1984
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
66 x 66 x 45 in. (167.6 x 167.6 x 114.3 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of the Sara Roby Foundation

Mediums
Mediums Description
hydrocal and gravel on wood base
Classifications
Keywords
  • Object – weapon – cannon
  • Figure – fragment – face
Object Number
1985.82.4A-V
Palette
Linked Open Data
Linked Open Data URI

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