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Collection size: 5 items.
Collection Summary: Correspondence concerning Gurney's planned exhibition regarding approaches to carving sculpture, and in particular, Emanuel's work owned by the Museum, "Head of a Prophet." Emanuel provides a brief history of the work, responds to Gurney's questions regarding carving, and encloses a 5 p. typescript, "Recollections of Zadkine," (1975) in which he writes of the period he worked under Ossip Zadkine in Paris (and made "Head of a Prophet"), Zadkine's residence in New York during WW II, and their reunion in 1962 in Zadkine's Paris studio.
Biographical/Historical Note: Gurney is Curator of Sculpture, National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Emanuel is a sculptor known for his cubist style who lived in Rome, and later Westport, Ct.
Photocopies donated by George Gurney, 1994. Photocopies discarded after microfilming.
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