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    Charles Umlauf (American, 1911-1994)
    Rhinoceros
    Bronze with black patina
    7 inches (17.8 cm) high on a 1 inch (2.5 cm) high marble base
    Inscribed on back leg: Umlauf

    One of the premier sculptors in Texas in the second half of the 20th century, Charles Umlauf's sculptures range in style from realism and abstract expressionism to lyrical abstraction. Born in South Haven, Michigan, to German immigrant parents, Umlauf studied at the Chicago School of Sculpture and the Art Institute of Chicago (AIC) under Albin Polasek. Umlauf did sculpture commissions for public buildings for the Works Progress Administration's Federal Art Project (WPA/FAP). Umlauf moved to Austin in 1941 with his family where he taught for 40 years in the new art department of the University of Texas. From 1960 until 1991, he personally supervised the casting of his sculptures at various foundries in Italy. His sculptures are found in public collections across the United States. These include the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the Witte Museum, the Dallas Museum of Art, the Smithsonian Institution, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.




    Condition Report*: Sculpture with base measures 8 x 13.5 x 5.5 inches.
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    November, 2019
    2nd Saturday
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