LEO MOL, R.C.A.
IN THE WIND, 1974
signed and dated '74, numbered 14/15
20.5 ins x 6.75 ins x 5 ins; 52.1 cms x 17.1 cms x 12.7 cms
Leo Mol came to Canada from Ukraine in 1948 and soon found work in Winnipeg as a mural painter and stained glass artist, but it would be his sculpture that would cement his reputation as one of Canada's most collected artists. His talent for sculpting resulted in commissions to create the likenesses of Queen Elizabeth II, Pope John Paul II, Sir Winston Churchill and Dwight D. Eisenhower. His best known works are nudes like our present lot. This bronze is a study for In The Wind, a well-known nude sculpture which graces the lily pond at the Leo Mol Sculpture Garden in Assiniboine Park in his hometown of Winnipeg.
Private Collection, Toronto