Walking Figure - Item #81
Each piece is custom finished. Depending on a sculpture’s texture and level of detail, the look of a patina can vary. A slight variation in color from order-to-order is to be expected.
Unless otherwise noted, our reproductions are hand-cast in plaster and reinforced with burlap, fiber strands, and/or metal rods for extra strength.
FLAT WHITE: A unified, matte white finish. This is the optimum patina for cast drawing as it allows focus on form.
WHITE PATINA: A white finish with a light ivory tone added to the top surfaces.
LIGHT ANTIQUE PLASTER: A soft mixture of whites, grays, and yellows to replicate the look of an aged plaster cast.
ANTIQUE PLASTER: A dramatic mixture of grays and yellows to replicate the look of an aged plaster cast.
BRONZE: A rich brown finish with golden highlights to replicate the look of bronze.
STONE: A mixture of lighter tones to resemble natural stone.
DARK STONE: A mixture of darker tones to resemble natural stone.
SANDSTONE: A soft base color with warm highlights to resemble the look of natural sandstone.
TERRA COTTA: A variation of warm tones to resemble terra cotta.
ASSYRIAN STONE (Applies only to item numbers 3, 4, 5, 6 and 738): A two-tone patina augmenting the shallow relief sculpture and its stone texture.
TANAGRA PATINA (Applies only to item numbers 317, 318, 319, 320, 800 and 813): A finish that replicates the colors of the Tanagra figurines as shown in the product images.
16 Inches High x 5.5 Inches Wide x 9 Inches Deep
Virginia Morris Pollak (1898-1967) was an artist and philanthropist. She studied with both Harriet Whitney Frishmuth and Gutzon Borglum, and also at the Art Students League in New York and at Yale University. Pollak used her knowledge of clay and casting to make advancements in reconstructive plastic surgery during World War II. Later, along with her partner in this research, Alfred Wokenberg, she started Alva Studios which created replicas of museum sculptures. Her philanthropy included chairing the Fine Arts Commission of her hometown of Norfolk, Virginia, and sitting on President Kennedy's Commission for the Employment of the Handicapped and the advisory councils for the future Smithsonian Institution and the Kennedy Center.
Artist: Virginia Morris Pollak
Time Period: Modern, 20th century
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McGreevy, Linda F. "Virginia Morris Pollak." Jewish Women: A Comprehensive Historical Encyclopedia. Edited by Paula Hyman and Dalia Ofer. Jewish Women's Archive, https://jwa.org/encyclopedia/article/pollak-virginia-morris.
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