Wonderful bronze sculpture of a dancing nude titled "Exotic Spiral" from the "High Fashion Series" by noted American sculptor Alonzo Hauser; approximately 8-1/2" high (not including the almost 2" high stand); signed: "HAUSER" and labeled: "Exotic Spiral;" fine condition.

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Alonzo Hauser was born in Wisconsin In 1909.  He studied at the University of Wisconsin, the Layton Art School in Milwaukee and the Art Student's League in New York.  He apprenticed with as a stone-carver with Amaden Merli and studied sculpture with William Zorach. He went to France in 1931 to work and later returned to New York, setting up his own studio in 1939 and presenting his first one-man show at the A.C.A. Gallery.

He founded the art department at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota, taught drawing and sculpture at Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota, and was a visiting critic in the School of Architecture at the University of Minnesota.  

He considers himself primarily a stone carver, but his High Fashion Series were carved in wax, invested with a mixture of plaster and powdered brick, and cast in bronze.  

Hauser's list of exhibitions is enormous and includes galleries and museums from New York, to Toronto, to Arizona.  He has one numerous awards-too many to mention here and his work can be seen in public buildings, parks, churches, and private collections throughout the country.  His portraits include many famous statesmen and entertainers. (from "Hauser" a monograph prepared for the Kramer Galleries in St. Paul, Minnesota in connection with an exhibition of works by Alonzo Hauser, 1966).

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