Untitled (Defenders)

  • Frederic Jean Thalinger, Untitled (Defenders), ca. 1940, terra cotta, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Ciel Frampton Thalinger and Ernest J. Thalinger, 1990.2

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Frederic Jean Thalinger carved this piece around 1940, at the outbreak of World War II. The title clearly refers to the war, but this work is also thought to refer to the great labor strikes of the Depression years. The sculpture shows five huge male figures, whose determined expressions and immovable stances offer a convincing expression of worker solidarity.

Title
Untitled (Defenders)
Artist
Date
ca. 1940
On View
Dimensions
11 3/4 x 21 x 7 5/8 in. (29.9 x 53.3 x 19.4 cm.)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Ciel Frampton Thalinger and Ernest J. Thalinger

Mediums
Mediums Description
terra cotta
Classifications
Keywords
  • Figure group – male
Object Number
1990.2
Palette
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