One and Another

  • Hugo Robus, One and Another, 1934, bronze on wood base, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the Sara Roby Foundation, 1986.6.72

Exhibition Label
Hugo Robus’s sculpture captures the age-old theme of mother and child. The stylized design and polished surface of One and Another reflect his early training as a jeweler before he turned to painting and subsequently to sculpture. Each figure is complete yet interlocked with the other; their silhouettes trace the double oval of the infinity symbol, recalling the interdependence of mother and child.

Modern American Realism: The Sara Roby Foundation Collection, 2014
One and Another
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overall: 28 3/4 x 43 7/8 x 23 3/8 in. (73.0 x 111.5 x 59.4 cm.)
base: 1 3/4 x 43 7/8 x 23 3/8 in. (4.5 x 111.5 x 59.4 cm.)
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Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of the Sara Roby Foundation

Mediums Description
bronze on wood base
  • Figure group – family – mother and child
  • Figure group – female and child – nude
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