Archipenko

The esthetic gods of yester-year go fast. Rodin (died 1921) was only a sentimental impressionist in sculpture, according to the critics of insurgence. The great names of today were unknown a decade ago. The post-impressionist sculptors who have received the critical accolade — men whose work would be incomprehensible to a Canova or a Thorwaldsen — are Aristide Maillol, whom Clive Bell, English oracle of modernism, Sheldon Cheney and many others consider the greatest sculptor alive; Bourdelle and Gaudier, other Frenchmen; Jacob Epstein (an American,...

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