Overall: 46.4 x 12.3 cm (18 1/4 x 4 13/16 in.)
Gift of Mabel Porozynski in honor and remembrance of Eugene Porozynski 2000.41
During the 1930s, many sculptors in America and abroad shared an interest in the technique of direct carving in wood and stone. (Direct carving means carving a piece of sculpture directly in its final form, rather than casting a piece from a model.) Rood realized the appeal of wood when he observed a woodcarver while on a trip to France in 1931. Returning home, he began to experiment with wood and started a process of self-education with trips to museums and galleries. A poet, musician, and author of books on sculpture, Rood was born in rural Ohio, near Athens. By the 1940s he was widely recognized for the originality, power, and honesty of expression in his finely carved figures. The bold, sleek form of this head retains the character of the solid block of mahogany from which it was carved.
The information about this object, including provenance information, is based on historic information and may not be currently accurate or complete. Research on objects is an ongoing process, but the information about this object may not reflect the most current information available to CMA. If you notice a mistake or have additional information about this object, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
To request more information about this object, study images, or bibliography, contact the Ingalls Library Reference Desk.
Is something not working on this page? Please email email@example.com.
Request a digital file from Image Services that is not available through CC0, a detail image, or any image with a color bar. If you have questions about requesting an image, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.