Mother and Child

  • Eugene Kormendi, Mother and Child, n.d., wood, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Eugene Kormendi, 1964.4.1

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Eugene Kormendi often worked on a small scale, carving figures from richly colored woods. He frequently used religious themes, and Mother and Child may have been the inspiration for his large sculpture of the Virgin and child at the College of New Rochelle in New York. In this piece, Kormendi used simple forms and soft textures to create the familiar and comfortable scene of a woman nursing her baby.

Title
Mother and Child
Artists
Date
n.d.
On View
Dimensions
16 1/4 x 6 5/8 x 8 1/8 in. (41.4 x 16.8 x 20.7 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Mrs. Eugene Kormendi

Mediums
Classifications
Keywords
  • Figure group – family – mother and child
Object Number
1964.4.1
Palette
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