Walking Figure - Item #81
Patina Options and Material Information
Each and every piece is custom finished. A slight variation in color from order to order is to be expected.
Most reproductions are hand-cast in Gypsum reinforced with polymer, glass fiber, burlap and/or metal rods for extra strength.
Here are examples of the patina options:
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