Mary Hecht Bronze Sculpture

Mary Hecht Sculpture
Mary Hecht Bronze Bust
Mary Hecht Bronze Bust
Mary Hecht Initials
Mary Hecht Signature
Mary Hecht Sculpture
Mary Hecht Bronze Bust
Mary Hecht Bronze Bust
Mary Hecht Initials
Mary Hecht Signature

Mary Hecht Bronze Sculpture

1,875.00

Artist: Mary Hecht (1931 – 2013)

Item: Unique bronze sculpture bust

Manufactured by: Mary Hecht

Country of origin: United States

Year made: 1970

Materials: Cast bronze mounted to wood base

Dimensions: 14” x 9” x 5 ¾”

Condition: Excellent

References: Heller, Jules and Nancy G., North American Women Artists of the Twentieth Century A Biographical Dictionary, Garland Publishing, 1995; Fountain, Tom, Mary Hecht: Myth, Theatre and Music: An Exhibition of Sculpture,  A Catalog. London England: Driian Gallery, 1984; Kettlewell, James, Introduction to Mary Hecht, A Catalog.  New Jersey Ramapo College, 1981; Webb, Marshall, Figurative Sculpture, A Catalog. Toronto: Koffler Gallery, 1987

Description: Mary Hecht is becoming a better known American/Canadian sculptor who produced unique lost wax bronze sculptures, often of abstracted allegorical figures from history.  We have not been able to determine which character is depicted here, but this is a fine work of art.  Signed with her initials, as was her custom and dated 1970.  Cast at the Modern Art Foundry in NY.

She studied art at the Art Student’s League and Columbia University in New York City, the University of Cincinnati, University of Iowa, the Art Academy of Cincinnati and the Camberwell School of Art in England.  Hecht’s works were commissioned by the likes of the late entertainer Bob Hope and late former Prime Minister of India Jawaharal Nehru.  In 1972 she was in a two person show at the Indianapolis Museum of Art, and is in the collections of the Ramapo College, Fairfield University, University of Iowa, and Mount Sinai Hospital of New York City, and others.  Hecht is of some renown, because when she was diagnosed with a form of Alzheimer’s she donated herself to the study of brain functioning by making art.  There are many articles on the Internet about this important study and her contributions to science through her art. 

Provenance: The Estate of Jacquelyn (Task) Efram, Poughkeepsie, NY.  Efram was as classmate of Hecht at Glens Falls High School class of 1948.  This is the second of two works from the Efram estate we have acquired.  The other is sold and can be seen in our sold gallery.

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