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Gustave Michael Pillig

(Standing nude holding her breast)
Gustave Michael Pillig
signed and dated 'G. Pillig 1906’ on top of bronze base, inscribed ‘Bronceguss v. B. Förster Dusseldorf ' on side of bronze base.
53.1 cm

$8500 including GST

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This is one of Pillig’s finest early sculptures. It was produced prior to the artist’s emigration to Australia, and shows the classical influence of his German training, and the sophisticated artistic sensibility he brought with him to this country. Although he played a notable role in the Melbourne art world between the wars the quality of these sculptures was only occasionally emulated, and his work became increasingly eccentric before being abandoned altogether. 

Gustav Michael Pillig was born on 30 September 1877 near Essen, Germany, and lived in Düsseldorf from 1883. In 1900 he studied art at the Institute of Technology in Stockholm, from 1901 to 1903 at the Academy in Berlin, and finally from 1905 to 1907 at the Düsseld ... Read More »

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