Dimitri Hadzi

1921-2006, American

"Terra III," 1964-67

Patinated bronze on stone base
The edition was 6
Appears unsigned
49" H x 46" W x 26" D

  • Provenance: Property of an Estate, Beverly Hills, CA
  • Literature: Seamus Heaney, "Dimitri Hadzi" (New York: Dense Gallery, 2008), plate 15, [Another example from the edition of 6 used for this illustration].

    Seamus Heaney, et al., "Dimitri Hadzi" (New York: Hudson Hills Press, 1996), plate 5.
  • Notes: Dimitri Hadzi was a Greek-American sculptor born in New York City in 1921. Born in Greenwich Village and raised in Brooklyn, Hadzi joined the Army Air Forces and served in the South Pacific during World War II. After the war, Hadzi became a student at Cooper Union under the GI Bill and graduated with honors in 1950. Awarded a Fulbright Fellowship, Hadzi studied Greco-Roman sculpture in Greece and lived in Rome for the next twenty-five years. Hadzi's exposure to classical sculpture in Europe was central to his artistic identity. However, he chose to approach the medium from a Modernist perspective that tended towards abstraction.

    Hadzi represented the United States in the Venice Biennales of 1956, 1958, and 1962, which brought him several gallery shows and significant sculpture commissions. In 1975, Hadzi returned to the United States to become a professor at Harvard, where he taught classes on both sculpture and printmaking for the next fourteen years. After his retirement, Hadzi produced major sculptures installed in San Francisco, Birmingham, Alabama, and multiple solo exhibitions. At 85, Hadzi passed away, leaving behind a body of work that narrowed the gap between the classical and the contemporary. His work is in the Whitney Museum of American Art collections, the Museum of Fine Art, Boston, the Guggenheim, and the Museum of Modern Art, among many other institutions.
  • Condition: Overall good condition with oxidation and weathering commensurate with age.

    With base: 53" H

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