MOTHER AND CHILD
ca. 1960, signed in syllabics and Roman
16" x 6.25" x 6" — 40.6 x 15.9 x 15.2 cm.
November 10, 2008
WHile known for his carvings of bears…
Henry’s bears, muscular and agile, ready to spring to life are his best known works. Slightly less well known are his exquisite carvings of people.
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