A New American Sculpture, 1914–1945

Lachaise, Laurent, Nadelman, and Zorach

Edited by Andrew J. Eschelbacher; With essays by Andrew J. Eschelbacher, Michaela R. Haffner, Ronald Harvey, Shirley Reece-Hughes, and Roberta K. Tarbell

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A New American Sculpture, 1914–1945 is the first publication to situate the individual contributions of Gaston Lachaise, Robert Laurent, Elie Nadelman, and William Zorach into a compelling constellation of artists with shared aesthetic and social concerns. Although each European-born, American artist cultivated his own distinct style, their creative priorities were all deeply rooted in quiet composition, synthetic approaches to anatomy, and architectural unity of curves and volume. At a time when abstract forms were popular, Lachaise, Laurent, Nadelman, and Zorach were all ultimately in favor of maintaining the integrity of the human body to explore modernist styles. This handsome book underscores their unrelenting search for a novel American visual tradition at the intersection of modernism, historic visual culture, and contemporary popular imagery. 

Andrew Eschelbacher is the Susan Donnell and Harry W. Konkel Assistant Curator of European Art at the Portland Museum of Art. 


Portland Museum of Art

Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Memphis, Tennessee

Amon Carter Museum of American Art

ISBN: 9780300226218
Publication Date: May 30, 2017
Publishing Partner: Distributed for the Portland Museum of Art
200 pages, 9 3/4 x 11 1/4
149 color illus.