Alex Shagin Bronze Georgia O'Keeffe Arum Medallion
Vintage Alex Shagin bronze plaque of Georgia O'Keeffe. Decorative figural medallion depicts renowned artist Georgia O Keeffe on one side and an enlarged flowers emerging from a steer skull on the obverse both in high relief. Cast in 1986 in fine detail by Alex Shagin (signed on the edge A Shagin) along with the word Artum which is also marked on the piece to commemorate her life, she died in 1986. This is a tribute to the mother of American modernism beautifully executed by a talented artist.
Georgia Totto O'Keeffe was an American artist. She is best known for her paintings of enlarged flowers, New York skyscrapers, and New Mexico landscapes. O'Keeffe has been recognized as the "Mother of American modernism".
Marked on back with what looks like Artum (from the root or fits together)
Shagin, born near Leningrad on 1947, graduated from the Vera Mukhina School of Arts and Design in Leningrad in 1972, and then designed commemorative coins and medallions for the Leningrad Mint. Peter the Great, Michelangelo, Apollo-Soyuz and the Moscow Olympics are but a few of his designs. He emigrated to the United States, and since 1980, has worked as a freelance medallic artist in Southern California.
He has works in museums and private collections around the world, including the Hermitage Museum, the Smithsonian Institution, Yad Vashem Museum, the British Museum and the Swedish Royal Medallic Collection. In 2002, as First Vice President of the American Medallic Sculpture Association (A.M.S.A.) he participated in the Federation Internationale de le Medaille (F.I.D.E.M.) congress by designing a special presentation medal for the American Delegation—The Medal of Liberty presented to twelve individuals by Ronald Reagan in 1986.
A stunning collectible piece of art for your vintage home decor or housewarming gift idea.
Medal measures 2.75" by 2.75" and weighs 9.8oz.
In great condition considering age and use - please see all pictures as they form part of the description.
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