Hand carved “Buddha” sculpture in limestone on a wood base by Naomi Feinberg, American 1960s.
Naomi Feinberg was a New York based sculptor who worked primarily in stone. She began sculpting in the 1940’s and became affiliated with artist group Studio 725 which was a consortium of woman artists working in Union Square NYC. She studied sculpture with Philip Darling, Jose De Creeft, and Lorrie Goulet at the New School, the Museum of Modern Art, the Art Students League, and the School of Visual Arts A relative late comer to the art world, Naomi Feinberg emerged as highly accomplished, multi-faceted artist who juggled architectural coherence with a preoccupation with the human form, to create works that are both experimental and primitive.
Provenance: The personal collection of the artist and then her family after her death. This piece is part of the Lobel Modern's exhibition: Naomi Feinberg: A Woman Sculpting in a Man's World.
Diam: 6 inches
H: 11 inches