Overall: 29 x 15 x 22 cm (11 7/16 x 5 7/8 x 8 11/16 in.)
Gift of Irene Roosevelt Aitken 2013.357
Caricature, or the exaggeration of prominent features, was a hallmark of Russell Barnett Aitken's style of modeling figures.
Figural studies were emphasized in ceramics classes at the Kunstgewerbeschule, where Clevelanders Viktor Schreckengost and Russell Barnett Aitken studied in 1929–30. Aitken absorbed the Viennese style of exaggeration and caricature as seen in this depiction of a popular folk hero of the Wild West, incorporating such motifs into his work for the rest of his career.
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