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Herbert Ferber

Caligraph, 1966

Bronze
9 1/8 in
23.2 cm
Bidding closed
About the work
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Rago

9 1/4" high (with base)

Provenance: Private Collection, Connecticut

9 1/4" high (with base)

Provenance: Private Collection, Connecticut

Signature
Initialed and dated
Herbert Ferber
American, 1906–1991
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Herbert Ferber was an abstract expressionist sculptor associated with The Irascibles, a group of artists who protested the lack of abstract art in a Metropolitan Museum of Art exhibition in 1950. He is one of the American artists who rejected the then conventional idea that sculpture should be comprised of solid masses; instead, Ferber created open, airy forms that in his own words “pierced” space. Throughout the 1930s, Ferber worked primarily with carved wood and stone in a figurative style, but he stopped making wood sculptures in the mid-1940s. Inspired by Henry Moore, Ferber began experimenting with steel-reinforced concrete and abstract forms. He is credited with creating one of the earliest environmental sculptures in 1960. Ferber was also an accomplished painter; he applied abstract motifs to the relief-like bases of his sculptures.

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About the work
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9 1/4" high (with base)

Provenance: Private Collection, Connecticut

9 1/4" high (with base)

Provenance: Private Collection, Connecticut

Signature
Initialed and dated
Herbert Ferber
American, 1906–1991
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Herbert Ferber was an abstract expressionist sculptor associated with The Irascibles, a group of artists who protested the lack of abstract art in a Metropolitan Museum of Art exhibition in 1950. He is one of the American artists who rejected the then conventional idea that sculpture should be comprised of solid masses; instead, Ferber created open, airy forms that in his own words “pierced” space. Throughout the 1930s, Ferber worked primarily with carved wood and stone in a figurative style, but he stopped making wood sculptures in the mid-1940s. Inspired by Henry Moore, Ferber began experimenting with steel-reinforced concrete and abstract forms. He is credited with creating one of the earliest environmental sculptures in 1960. Ferber was also an accomplished painter; he applied abstract motifs to the relief-like bases of his sculptures.

Herbert Ferber

Caligraph, 1966

Bronze
9 1/8 in
23.2 cm
Bidding closed
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