Louis Linck, Polo Players, ca. 1935-1940, plaster, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Louis Cheskin, 1977.42.5
Louis Linck created this maquette, or model, for Polo Players while working for the Federal Art Project in Chicago. His sculptures of sporting events never focused on individuals, but instead employed groups of figures in jumbled, energetic compositions. In Polo Players, two men wearing helmets and wielding mallets scramble forward over their horse to get the ball. They could be soldiers in a battle scene, climbing out of a trench with weapons in hand.
- ca. 1935-1940
5 1/2 x 5 5/8 x 3 7/8 in. (14.0 x 14.4 x 10.0 cm)
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
Gift of Louis Cheskin
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- Recreation – sport and play – polo
- New Deal – Works Progress Administration, Federal Art Project? – Illinois?
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