St. George

  • Boris Lovet-Lorski, St. George, 1952, cast and gilded bronze on marble base, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Bequest of Boris Lovet-Lorski, 1985.43

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In 1939, Boris Lovet-Lorski suffered a severe arthritic attack that prevented him from carving any more sculpture. Instead, he modeled works in clay to be cast in bronze. St. George was completed in 1952, and may have been inspired by end of World War II. The legend of St. George killing a dragon and saving the king’s daughter represents the triumph of courage in the face of danger, and the artist later described St. George as a symbol of the “spirit of American youth destroying evil.”

Title
St. George
Artist
Date
1952
On View
Dimensions
24 x 17 1/2 x 7 in. (61.0 x 44.5 x 17.8 cm.)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Bequest of Boris Lovet-Lorski

Mediums
Mediums Description
cast and gilded bronze on marble base
Classifications
Keywords
  • Fantasy – dragon
  • Equestrian
  • Religion – saint – St. George
Object Number
1985.43
Palette
Linked Open Data
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