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Medium
bronze
Measurements
44.6 × 15.8 × 23.1 cm (overall)
Place/s of Execution
London, England
Inscription
cast in left side of neck l.c.: Ola Cohn 1926
Accession Number
503-D4
Department
Australian Sculpture
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased, 1945
© Centre for Adult Education & Box Hill Institute
Gallery location
Not on display
About

Following art studies in Bendigo and Melbourne, Cohn travelled to London in 1926 where she advanced her skills in bronze casting and woodcarving at the London School of Arts and Royal College of Arts. Training primarily under modernist sculptor Henry Moore, she developed an interest in the elegant, simplified forms of Egyptian, Assyrian and Greek sculpture.

Returning to Melbourne in 1931, Cohn became a driving force in Melbourne’s art world. She was President of the Melbourne Society of Women Painters and Sculptors from 1948 until her death in 1964.

About
Following art studies in Bendigo and Melbourne, Cohn travelled to London in 1926 where she advanced her skills in bronze casting and woodcarving at the London School of Arts and Royal College of Arts. Training primarily under modernist sculptor Henry Moore, she developed an interest in the elegant, simplified forms of Egyptian, Assyrian and Greek sculpture. Returning to Melbourne in 1931, Cohn became a driving force in Melbourne’s art world. She was President of the Melbourne Society of Women Painters and Sculptors from 1948 until her death in 1964.