An Art Deco, gilt bronze figure of a beautiful woman, poised holding a riding whip. Signed "Bruno Zach".
Bruno Zach was born in the Ukraine in 1891 and emigrated to Austria as a young man where he studied at the Vienna Academy. His experimentation with various styles and materials culminated in the prolific depiction of dominating, powerful, often erotic bronze and ivory women. He most often signed as “B. Zach” or “Bruno Zach” however a number of his pieces were signed with pseudonyms such as “Prof. Tuch”
His depiction of night workers and erotica is thought to have been a commentary on the night life of Berlin in the 1920’s and early 30’s.
His work was edited by several firms, including Argentor-Werke, Broma Companie, and Franz Bergman
Artist: Bruno Zach (1891-1945)
Literature: Art Deco Sculpture by Victor Arwas. P.224.
Date: circa 1925
Height: H 45cm, W 8cm, D 6cm
Item no: 0303202