Torso

  • Bessie Stough Callender, Torso, ca. 1930, granite on marble base, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Bequest of Harold Callender, 1960.8.5

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Bessie Stough Callender began her art training in New York, where she studied the human figure with George Bridgman, an artist recognized for his knowledge of anatomy. After moving to Paris, Callender joined a life class and created numerous sketches and models of different hands, feet, torsos, and heads. She was inspired by ancient Egyptian sculpture and began carving human figures directly in stone. Callender carved Torso from granite, using smooth curves and simple forms to emphasize the natural rough texture of the stone.

Title
Torso
Artist
Date
ca. 1930
On View
Dimensions
17 1/4 x 5 3/8 x 4 in. (43.7 x 13.5 x 10.1 cm.)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Bequest of Harold Callender

Mediums
Mediums Description
granite on marble base
Classifications
Keywords
  • Figure female – nude
  • Figure female – knee length
Object Number
1960.8.5
Palette
Linked Open Data
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