Description

    Charles Umlauf (American, 1911-1994)
    Child
    Bronze with brown patina
    16-1/2 inches (41.9 cm) high on a 26 inches (66.0 cm) high wood base
    Inscribed on base with foundry mark: C. Umlauf

    Charles Umlauf's is considered one of the premier mid-twentieth-century Texas sculptors. His works 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. Starting in 1937, Umlauf completed several public sculptures for the Works Progress Administration's Federal Art Project (WPA/FAP).

    Umlauf moved to Austin, Texas in 1941 with his family where he began a forty year tenure in the art department at the University of Texas. Fellow faculty included Ward Lockwood, William Lester, Constance Forsyth, and Everett Spruce. 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. In 1985, he and his wife, Angeline Allen Umlauf, gave their home and studio with sculptures, drawings, and paintings to the city of Austin. Today the Umlauf Sculpture Garden and Museum is a destination site for lovers of sculpture.


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    Sculpture with base measures 42 x 22 x 13 inches high.

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    November, 2015
    7th Saturday
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