Arthur Lee American, born Norway

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 774

The nude, particularly idealized representations of the female form, was a frequent subject in Lee’s early career and remained his strongest interest. This sensuous female torso suggests Lee’s indebtedness to fragments of classical statuary that he saw during his travels to Europe. Modeled in Paris in 1915, it is one of his finest examples of the fragmented form and features graceful contours and a delicate, refined surface.

Volupté, Arthur Lee (American (born Norway), Trondheim 1881–1961 Newtown, Connecticut), Marble

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