藝術家William Hunt DIEDERICH (1884-1953) 生平簡歷

出生地: Szent-Grot, Austria-Hungary

死亡地点: Nyack, NY

地址: NYC/Sands Point, NY

职业: Sculptor

教育: Switzerland; Milton Acad., Boston, 1900; PAFA with P. Manship; Académie Julian, Paris, 1904-05; also with E. Frémiet in Paris; in Rome.

展出: PAFA, 1907-08, 1926, 1943-48; Kingore Gallery, 1920; Salon d'Automne, 1924; AIC, 1924, 1930, 1935-36; Salon des Tuileries, Paris; Arch. Lg., 1927 (gold); MoMA, 1938; Salons of Am.; WMAA.

会员: NSS; Woodstock AA

工作: monument, Union Square, NYC; reliefs, Prospect Park Zoo, NYC; weathervanes, Central Park Zoo, NYC; MMA; Seattle AM; WMAA; Newark AM; Cleveland MA; Woodstock AA

评论: He descended from an illustrious American family, which included William Morris Hunt (see entry) and the architect Richard Morris Hunt. He came to the U.S. in 1894, and went West c.1902 and lived as a cowboy for two years in Wyoming, New Mexico and Arizona. He returned east to study with P. Manship; they became lifelong friends and traveled together in Europe. Diederich went on to Africa and traveled and worked in Europe for ten years. In Paris he became friends with Nadelman, Jules Pascin and F. LÈger. He also spent long periods in southern France and Mexico. He was respected by his fellow sculptors and moved in the upper circles of international society. His specialty was stylized Art Deco figures and animals in iron, but he also did large decorative metal works on commission. In 1928 he injured his leg in a fall from a ladder in his castle in Germany, which marked the beginning of a decline in his productivity. He returned to the U.S. and lived in Tappan.

来源: WW40; Woodstock's Art Heritage, 82-83; P&H Samuels, 140; Fort, The Figure in American Sculpture, 191 (w/repro.); Woodstock AA; Falk, Exh. Record Series.

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