His mask-like sculptures evoke subtle emotional responses, often made from bronze with various patinas
The solo debut of Robert Courtright (1926–2012) was held at ‘New Gallery’ in New York in 1951. The American artist, who lived and worked internationally in the US, France, and Italy was a master of collage and sculpture.
Focussing on both round and square forms, Courtright’s visually arresting collages are almost always based upon a strict grid, rendered using an extraordinary variety of paints and papers. His mask-like sculptures evoke subtle emotional responses, often made from bronze with various patinas. Robert Courtright works form part of the collections of The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C., the Musée Thyssen-Bornemisza in Lugano, and the Contemporary Museum of Art in Nice. Jean-Jacques Dutko Gallery has regularly exhibited his work; a large solo exhibition was staged in 2013 in the Ile Saint Louis gallery and is accompanied by a catalogue of Robert Courtright’s collages and masks
Signed and numbered 3/8
at the back
H 53.5 x Diam. 66.5 cm
H 21 x Diam. 26 inches