Bruce Museum Acquires Sculpture by Gaston Lachaise


GREENWICH, CT.- The Bruce Museum announces that it has acquired a major sculpture by the French/American artist Gaston Lachaise (1882-1935), one of the pioneers of modern art in the early decades of the last century. The work depicts Lincoln Kirstein (1907-1996), one of the most dynamic and influential cultural figures of his day, an impresario and author, as well as a great patron of the arts. The sculpture, titled Man Walking (Portrait of Lincoln Kirstein), is one of only two casts in existence (the other was acquired by the Whitney Museum of Art directly from a show held there in 1933-34) and was delivered to Kirstein in July 1934. Lachaise earlier had executed a bust- length portrait of his friend and patron Kirstein, who is credited with having helped inspire the foundation of the Museum of Modern Art and personally organized the retrospective there of Lachaise’s works that appeared in 1935 – the first monographic