Doris Caesar was a passionate sculptor, distinguished by her radically elongated nude female forms. Her poignant renderings each embody the spirit and essence of a woman, with selective details that achieve a directness owed to Caesar’s tireless honing of her talent as a sculptor.
Born in Brooklyn, New York in 1892, Diane Caesar’s father encouraged her love of the arts, She spent her teenage years dividing her time between a formal education at The Spence School, and the artistic environment of the Art Students League in Manhattan.
Putting her artistic career on hold for several years to raise her children, she began to return to her work as a sculptor in 1925, with support from her husband. She then began her apprenticeship taught by one her greatest influences; cubist pioneer Alexander Archipenko.
In 1927, she formed a relationship with the Weyhe Gallery in New York which resulted in ongoing series of solo shows beginning in 1935. Caesar continued to pursue sculpting relentlessly, gaining momentum throughout the 1950’s with several successful solo shows. In 1959, she was featured prominently in the group show; Four American Expressionists, at New York’s Whitney Museum of American Art, where forty of her works were exhibited . In addition to the Whitney where her work remains, her work is also exhibited in over thirty other museums. She continued to sculpt and exhibit her work throughout her life.
Cavalier Galleries in New York and Connecticut represents two of her esteemed works.
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