Bronze, stainless steel, 166 x 100 x 66 centimetres
Joe Rosenthal’s Lady presents the human figure with impressive stance. The solid, rounded shape complements the sitter’s expression of concern. Much like other works by Rosenthal in the Windsor Sculpture Park collection, Lady evokes similar emotion to that of Neighbours and Consolation. All three sculptures have a supporting component that the figures either sit or lean on, yet they exist unapologetically solid and strong. Lady, unlike the others, leans in solitude, looking off into the distance.
About Joe Rosenthal
Joe Rosenthal was born in 1921 in Romania. He came to Canada in 1927 and served in the Canadian Armed Forces from 1942 to 1945.
He studied at the Ontario College of Art and continued his learning on extensive sketching trips through the Northwest Territories, Mexico, Cuba, England, Holland, France, Italy, Spain, Greece, Jordan, Israel and Egypt.
His work has been recognized with awards from the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Canada Council and the Toronto Outdoor Exhibition. His awards also include first prize in the National Open Sculpture Competition for the Dr. Sun Yat Sen Monument.
Since 1957, his work has been exhibited in many solo and group shows throughout North America and Europe. His most recent award is The Rabin International Presentation Sculpture, Los Angeles, 1996. He is a member of the Royal Canadian Academy and the Ontario Society of Arts.