LOT 397

Carl Kauba


Set of two: War Chiefs

MEDIUM: Bronze

DIMENSIONS: Height: 21 inches each


SHIPPING DIMENSIONS: 21 x 9 X 9 - 35 lbs. (each)

SOLD FOR: $2,223.00

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Additional Information

Born in Vienna, Austria, Carl Kauba was an early sculptor who was fascinated with the American West. Taught under teachers Karl Waschmann and Stefan Schwartz, Kauba was active around Europe for much of his career. His pieces, possibly inspired by the writing of German author Karl May, who told fictionalized accounts of the Old West, were likely imported into the United States from 1895 to 1912. Casts were made at the Roman Bronze Works, the same foundry that Frederic Remington was using around the same time. There is an ongoing question of whether or not Kauba ever actually visited America. Whether his sculptures were modeled in Austria or America, Kauba is recognized for his early use of polychrome bronze and his use of texture to convey detail in his figures.


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