Le poète

Ossip Zadkine (1888-1967)
1942
Virginia marble
34.5 x 23.8 x 29 cm
Former collection Ruth Stephan (1910-1974), American poet

Ossip Zadkine created this beautiful marble head during his exile in the United States in 1942. We discovered this poet hidden in the school basement in Illinois in 2011. In 1944 Ruth Stephan who acquired this sculpture directly from Ossip Zadkine in 1943 and who was the daughter of the founder of the Walgreen’s pharmacy chain, donated this marble head to a school she attended.