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LACHAISE, Gaston

Paris 1882 - New York City, New York, United States 1935

E.E. Cummings

E.E. Cummings

1924, cast 1927

bronze

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Dimensions (HxWxD): 14 12 x 8 12 in.

signed on back: G. Lachaise, Signed Date: 1927

Acc. No.: 1969.160

Credit Line: Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Marion M. Cummings, 1969.160

Photo credit: 2009 President and Fellows of Harvard College

© Artist:


Provenance

  • 1927, Cummings commissioned the cast from a plaster made in 1924
  • 1927, E. E. Cummings to his wife Marion M. Cummings
  • 1969, bequest to Fogg Art Museum

Bibliography

  • Museum's website, January 22, 2013
  • 1935 (MoMA)
    Gaston Lachaise: Retrospective Exhibition, exh. cat., Museum of Modern Art, New York (New York, NY, 1935), p. 12; checklist no. 22
  • 1967 Kramer
    Hilton Kramer, The Sculpture of Gaston Lachaise, Eakin Press (New York, NY, 1967), reproduced in b/w no. 46
  • 1970 (Fogg)
    "Acquisitions, 1969-1970", Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 1970), reproduced in b/w p. 105
  • 1974 Nordland
    Gerald Nordland, Gaston Lachaise: The Man and His Work, Braziller (New York, NY, 1974), p. 89, reproduced in b/w no. 28
  • 1980 (Centre Pompidou)
    Les Realismes: 1919-1939, exh. cat., Centre National d'Art et de Culture Georges Pompidou (Paris, France, 1980), p. 523; reproduced in b/w p. 263
  • 1994 Kennedy
    Richard S. Kennedy, E. E. Cummings Revisited, Twayne Publishers (New York, NY, 1994), reproduced in b/w fig. 15, p. 60

Exhibitions

  • 1935 New York
    Gaston Lachaise: Retrospective Exhibition, Museum of Modern Art, New York, Long Island City, 01/30/1935 - 03/07/1935

    1974-1975 Ithaca/Los Angeles/Chicago/Minneapolis
    Gaston Lachaise Retrospective, Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Ithaca, 11/05/1974 - 12/22/1974; Frederick S. Wight Art Gallery, Los Angeles, 01/26/1975 - 03/09/1975; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Chicago, 05/01/1975 - 06/15/1975; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, 07/12/1975 - 08/31/1975

    1980-1981 Paris
    Les Realismes, Centre National d'Art et de Culture Georges Pompidou, Paris, 12/17/1980 - 04/20/1981

    1992 Cambridge
    American and British Figurative Art of the Inter-War Years, Harvard University Art Museums, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 06/13/1992 - 12/31/1992

    2004-2005 Cambridge
    The Portrait, Harvard University Art Museums, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 10/15/2004 - 01/09/2005