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Blind Beggar (Russian Beggar Woman)

Blind Beggar (Russian Beggar Woman)


Ernst Barlach

German, 1870-1938

Barlach was a dedicated sculptor within the German Expressionist movement, known for making powerful works that portrayed a sense of human suffering and anguish. A deep humanism and sense of tragedy coursed through his work, and that can be seen in this sculpture, which although stylized, still elicits one's sympathies for this impoverished woman.
9 x 16 in. (22.86 x 40.64 cm)
Eugene Fuller Memorial Collection
Not currently on view


Exhibition HistorySeattle, Washington, Seattle Art Museum, The Museum: Mixed Metaphors, Fred Wilson, Jan. 28 - June 13, 1993. Text by Patterson Sims. No cat. no., reproduced p. 21.
Published ReferencesFuller, Richard E. Seattle Art Museum. Seattle: Seattle Art Museum, 1946, p. 26

"Handbook, Seattle Art Museum: Selected Works from the Permanent Collections." Seattle, WA: Seattle Art Museum, 1951, p. 127 (b&w)

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