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CARL KAUBA (1865-1922) Full Bio

‘Open Sesame’ - A Finely Cast Bronze Concealed Erotic Figure

CARL KAUBA (1865-1922) Full Bio

‘Open Sesame’ - A Finely Cast Bronze Concealed Erotic Figure

REF No. B71055

Austria, Circa 1900

H   21 cm | 8 in
W   8 cm | 3 in
D   8 cm | 3 in

The figure is raised on a square section base, signed ‘C. Kauba’.

Carl Kauba (1865-1922) studied in Vienna under Carl Waschmann and Stefan Schwartz. Little is known about the life of this interesting sculptor who, in true Viennese style nearly always, but by no means exclusively, produced polychromatic bronzes, cold painted after casting and finishing.

Initially inspired by the romantic stories of the American West written by the German Carl May, his work is normally restricted to scenes from the Wild West rather than specific animals. His period casts are often by the Bergman Foundry.

Harold Berman, ‘Bronzes, Sculptors and Founders 1800-1930’, Abage, Chicago, 1980, vol.ll, p.282, fig.998 for an illustration of this figure.

Artist Biography

Carl Kauba (1865-1922) studied in Vienna under Carl Waschmann and Stefan Schwartz. Little is known about the life of this interesting sculptor who, in true Viennese style nearly always, but by no means exclusively, produced polychromatic bronzes, cold painted after casting and finishing.

Initially inspired by the romantic stories of the American West written by the German Carl May, his work is normally restricted to scenes from the Wild West rather than specific animals. His period casts are often by the Bergman Foundry.

Literature

Harold Berman, ‘Bronzes, Sculptors and Founders 1800-1930’, Abage, Chicago, 1980, vol.ll, p.282, fig.998 for an illustration of this figure.

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