Wild Boars

  • Heinz Warneke, Wild Boars, ca. 1931, marble, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Bequest of Heinz Warneke, 1993.44.1

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In 1935, Wild Boars was awarded the George D. Widener Memorial Gold Medal, an award given to many fine American sculptures by the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. The work was inspired by a smaller sculpture that Heinz Warneke had made out of granite. In this version he focused on the features that made the boars distinctive---the proportionally large head and jowls, the small, squat legs---and exaggerated them. The sleek, polished surface of the marble makes the boars seem stoic and massive in spite of their small scale.

Title
Wild Boars
Artist
Date
ca. 1931
On View
Dimensions
18 3/4 x 13 7/8 x 26 3/8 in. (47.7 x 35.3 x 67.0 cm.)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Bequest of Heinz Warneke

Mediums
Mediums Description
marble
Classifications
Keywords
  • Animal – pig
Object Number
1993.44.1
Palette
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