S. Zelikson bronze figure. SUDARUSHKA
Stunning bronze sculpture by Russian sculptor Serge Zelikson.
Bronze with dark brown / black patina.
Signed in the bronze
28cm x 24.5cm x 29cm
On my last picture you can see a marble base that is original to the sculpture. You can decide to use it or not. We will ship it with the bronze.
A very rare bronze I have seen only once, auctioned for 4500GBP (About 5000euros) in 2014 in London.
Early 20th century Paris was the centre of artistic life and beckoned many young talented people from all over the world. The two Russian-born sculptors, Serge Zelikson (1890–1966) and Léon Indenbaum (1890–1981) were no exception to this phenomenon. Zelikson moved to Paris around 1914 and studied at the École des Beaux-Arts de Paris and worked in a studio previously occupied by Auguste Rodin. Léon Indenbaum went to Paris in 1911 and completed his training in the workshop of the sculptor Antoine Bourdelle. Indenbaum moved in the circles of such great artists as Soutine, Chagall and Modigliani – becoming the close friend of the latter. Both sculptors exhibited in the Salons d’Autumne and Salons des Indépendants, as well as participating in the First Russian Exhibition of Arts and Crafts at London’s Whitechapel Gallery in 1921. While Zelikson’s “Sudarushka” is striking in its monumental, elongated, static but yet decorative form, Inbenbaum’s relatively unelaborated “Nude” impresses through its modest sensitivity.