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The Four Seasons

The Four Seasons
The Four Seasons
Title
The Four Seasons
Date 
ca. 1912
Medium 
Terra cotta
Dimensions 
Overall: 31 in. ( 78.7 cm )
Description 
Figural group: Four draped female figures, one each of fall, winter, spring, summer
Credit Line 
Purchase
Object Number 
2001.223a-d
Gallery Label 
The Four Seasons, by sculptor and folk art collector Elie Nadelman (1882-1946), was purchased by cosmetics entrepreneur Helena Rubinstein and used to decorate her Fifth Avenue beauty salon. Both Polish émigrés who influenced New York cultural life in the early 20th century, Nadelman and his patron formed an enduring collaboration that began soon after their meeting in 1911. Although entitled The Four Seasons after his death, Nadelman's statuettes depict women grooming and dressing themselves.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group