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Hugo Robus

American, 1885–1964

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Hugo Robus

American, 1885–1964

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The curved contours and engorged forms of Hugo Robus’s figurative sculpture display the influences of Futurism and Cubism, movements that the artist first encountered on a trip to Paris in 1912. In his clay, plaster, silver, and bronze sculptures, as well as his oil paintings, Robus has concentrated on expressing a fluidity of movement through rhythmic abstracted forms, marrying form with material. In his best-known work Girl Washing her Hair (1933), the barely discernible arched form of a woman is reflected in its polished base, creating a complete circle.

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Biography

The curved contours and engorged forms of Hugo Robus’s figurative sculpture display the influences of Futurism and Cubism, movements that the artist first encountered on a trip to Paris in 1912. In his clay, plaster, silver, and bronze sculptures, as well as his oil paintings, Robus has concentrated on expressing a fluidity of movement through rhythmic abstracted forms, marrying form with material. In his best-known work Girl Washing her Hair (1933), the barely discernible arched form of a woman is reflected in its polished base, creating a complete circle.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Group
Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Institution
Collected by a major institution
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Whitney Biennial