An exclusive Artist signed (C. Kauba) polychrome VIENNA BRONZE Native American/Indian

Exceptionally crafted - Still vivid Colors

Condition: Pre-owned
Price: $899.99

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One of the rare authentic bronzes on the market from this famed Austrian sculptor: A Native American with spear and shield and a raised right hand.

 

An expressive and extremely well detailed sculpture produced by the famed workshop of Franz Bergmann. It is in good shape considering the age. The paint is still vibrant and the painter has paid perfect attention to detail. They say pictures speak more than a thousand words. Enlarge the thumbnails and have a closer look.



 

 



About the artist:

 

CARL KAUBA

(1865 - 1922)

Carl Kauba was born August 13, 1865 in Vienna, Austria. The son of a shoemaker, Kauba chose to follow his calling into the world of art. Collectors now rank him in a class with Remington and Russell as one of the great portrayers of American Western. His subjects were typically American Indians, cavalrymen, cowboys, and rough-riders. In addition to his American bronzes, Kauba produced a lifetime’s worth of Austrian statuary. His work has been fully appreciated on both sides of the Atlantic. 

Carl studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna under professor Laufenberg. Later he would study at the academies under Carl Waschmann and Stefan Schwartz and in Paris in 1886 to further study. Kauba’s fascination with the West was fed by the stories of the German writer, Karl May, whose tales of Western adventures were known throughout Europe. It has been suggested that Kauba traveled to the American West when he was about twenty-five years old, possibly returning to Austria with voluminous notes, sketches, and several models of Western sculpture. However the majority of scholars feel that the artist actually never traveled to the United States at all, but instead relied upon the accounts of others and first hand artifacts to execute his bronzes. Without a doubt, his work is most worthy of artistic merit. His bronzes, all produced in Austria by several foundries, were of the American West. The polychrome finish, intricate detail, and the realistic forms make Kauba’s sculptures excellent examples of Viennese bronzes at the turn of the century. Most were cast for the American market between 1895 and 1912 and were widely advertised and sold by Latendorfer in New York. 

In contrast to most artists, Kauba’s business successes were equal to his artistic achievement. He was able to maintain for his wife and three children a comfortable lifestyle. Kauba’s studio and home were in direct proximity of each other, allowing him more freedom in allocating his time. Kauba personally directed the casting of his clay models in local foundries. Kauba expressed a great affection for Indians of the American West. He loved ornament, and this detail is seen in the reins of his horses, Indian headdresses, weapons, and costumes. He frequently created scenes of high drama depicted in his bronzes of cowboys and Indians. Kauba’s work is in the Harmsen Collection of American Western Art. 


Unfortunately swindlers randomly 'sign' reproductions and fantasy bronzes with the names of famous sculptors and Carl Kauba became also a victim of these unscrupulous people. Regarding his Western bronzes, he shares the fate with Remington.


Needless to say that all our Austrian bronzes are guaranteed authentic! 




DIMENSIONS: 

ca. 6 3/4 “ (16 cm) tall

CONDITION:

Good with just very minor paint loss, hard to detect. Original paint, no restoration, no repairs, no touch ups! 

SIGNED:

C. Kauba 

AGE:

ca. 1900

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