The Competitor

Robert Tait McKenzie American, born Canada
Cast by Roman Bronze Works

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 774

In his sculptures, the Canadian-born McKenzie, a practicing physician and the director of the Department of Physical Education at Philadelphia’s University of Pennsylvania, portrayed athletes in varying states of motion and rest. A sense of impending action is present in "The Competitor," in which a lithe runner kneels to lace his shoe in a solitary moment before a race.

The Competitor, Robert Tait McKenzie (American (born Canada), Almonte 1867–1938 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), Bronze, American

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