Lachaise, Gaston, 1882-1935

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Dates:
Birth 1882-05-19
Death 1935-10-18
Americans
English

Biographical notes:

Gaston Lachaise (1882-1935) was a sculptor from New York, N.Y. and Maine.

Best known for his stylized monumental female nudes, dating from 1918 to the 1930s.

From the description of Gaston and Isabelle Nagle Lachaise papers, 1903-1962. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 756821031

Sculptor; New York, N.Y.; Maine.

Best known for his stylized monumental female nudes, dating from 1918 to the 1930's.

From the description of Gaston and Isabelle Nagle Lachaise papers, 1903-1962. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122515646

Gaston Lachaise was a French sculptor best known for his female nudes. Born in Paris, Lachaise trained in the decorative arts, and from 1898 to 1904, studied sculpture at the École des Beaux-Arts. He began his artistic career as a designer of Art Nouveau decorative objects for the French jeweler René Lalique. After falling in love with an American woman, Isabel Dutaud Nagle, Lachaise immigrated to the United States in 1906, working first in Boston for H. H. Kitson, an academic sculptor of military monuments, before moving to New York City in 1912.

Biographical information on Gaston Lachaise taken from the Wikipedia entry on Lachaise (accessed 22 December 2010) and the biography of Lachaise by The Lachaise Foundation (accessed 22 December 2010).

From the guide to the Gaston Lachaise collection, 1867-1979, (Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library)

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Subjects:

  • Art, American
  • Sculptors
  • Sculpture, American
  • Art--American (?)--Reproductions
  • Sculpture, Modern--20th century
  • Art, Modern--20th century
  • Sculpture, French--20th century

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  • Artists

Places:

  • United States (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)