Rare Maryon Kantaroff Pendant Sculpture - Canadian Artist
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Prestigious Canadian Sculptor Maryon Kantaroff pendant on a display base. This piece of wearable art is made out of gold plated bronze in a wonderful Modernist shape. Curved, almost organic shape makes this sensational pendant. This can easily be added to a chain or a neckring for wearing. Maryon's work is very rare and she is considered to be one of Canada's premier sculptors. Her Jewelry was made in very limited numbers.
Maryon Kantaroff, born to Bulgarian immigrant parents, grew up and was educated in Toronto, majoring in Piano at the Royal Conservatory of Music and in Art and Archaeology at the University of Toronto. She was assistant Curator at the Art Gallery of Ontario and a recipient of a Canada Council Grant, with post graduate studies in American Ethnology at the British Museum in London. Kantaroff is a founding member of Toronto New Feminists and is a passionate public speaker, both as a feminist and an art historian. She has exhibited extensively in England, Europe, Canada and the United States, including solo exhibitions in London, Milan and Munich. Her sculptures range in size from monumental to very small and include limited edition jewelry. Her works are sensual, aesthetic, and her powerful forms evoke images of human origins.
This model is titled "Belle", dates from 1980. Pendant Measures approx. 3 7/8" tall x 2 5/8" wide. Base measures approx. 1" tall x 2" in diameter Signed "Kantaroff" Good vintage condition with some wear to the finish and surface scuffs. Overall still very wearable.