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Loring, Frances, "Girl with Fish"
Loring, Frances, "Girl with Fish"
Artist Loring, Frances
Object Name Sculpture
Title Girl with Fish
Date 1930
Material terracotta
Technique fired ceramic/modeling
Dimensions H-88.8 W-42.5 L-23.75 cm
Description Born in Idaho, Frances Loring spent her youth studying in Europe and settled in Toronto in 1913 where she became part of the emerging art scene. Her residence and studio eventually became the headquarters of the Sculptors Society of Canada. Loring sculpted Girl with Fish during the height of her career between 1930 and 1940, when she was undertaking commissions, exhibitions and radio broadcasts sponsored by the National Gallery. The sculpture is reminiscent of classical Greek style, as well as sharing qualities with the heroic forms seen in war memorials.
Upon her death, Loring’s will directed that her remaining sculptures to be sold, and the earnings put toward purchasing work by young sculptors for galleries across Canada. Girl with Fish was the first piece purchased by the Oxford County Art Association for the Woodstock Art Gallery’s permanent collection.
Credit line Gift of Oxford County Art Association.
Catalog Number 1966.001.001