In this sculpture the Mexican artist Victor Salmones renders the image of a father holding a first born child using the lost wax casting method, the sculpture is mounted on a large marble base.
This sculpture is signed by the artist, and numbered 5/11.
Victor Salmones (1937-1989) was the most widely known sculptor living and working in Mexico during his lifetime. His sculptures won him universal acclaim and are held in the collections of museums, corporations, cities, universities and private collectors in some 30 countries. During his career, he was highly sought after and increasingly involved in the execution of commissions for major public works around the world.
Salmones developed his love and talent for creating sculpture by working with clay in high school. He attended the Instituto de Bellas Artes where he was an apprentice to the Bauhaus master, Hoffman. He was trained to use the exacting, age-old lost wax method of casting and worked principally in bronze.
His work explores styles that are both abstract and figurative and the grace and spirit inherent in his work endows his bronzes with a transcendent vitality. The international acceptance of Salmones’ sculpture attests not only to his artistic mastery of the medium, but to the universal appeal of the themes that inspire his work: love, compassion and humanity.
Hoffman's encouragement led to the opening of Victor's own sculpture workshop in Cuernavaca in 1966. In 1967, Salmones' fluid bronze Adam was awarded first prize at the Biennale Exposition of the National Museum of Modern Art. His life-size bronze Narcissus was honored with first place in the national art competition juried by Harry Greer of the New York's Frick Museum and Charles Nagle of the Smithsonian. Victor Salmones worked principally in bronze, using the centuries-old lost wax method of casting.
as this is all bronze and marble. this might be suitable for outdoor use as garden statuary.
Genre: Latin American
Medium: Metal, Bronze, Marble
Dimensions: 69 x 18 x 30 Weight: 400 lbs.
WIDTH: 18 in. (46 cm)
DEPTH: 30 in. (76 cm)
HEIGHT: 5 ft. 9 in. (175 cm)