Roland Paris Bronze Statue Glider 1933 Schneider Grunau Baby Glider
Roland Paris Bronze Statue Glider 1933. Originally based on the Schneider Grunau Baby Glider from 1931. This glider held the world record for the longest continuous flight, over 22 hours. It was the most-flown glider until 1935. This scarce piece was initially exhibited at the Marienpalast Exhibition in 1933. It is not typical of the kind of statues rendered by the artist. In original condition with an exceptional almost anodized-looking finish.
Roland Paris (1894-1945) was born in Vienna, Austria. He went to Berlin and studied with Henry van der Velde, co-founder of the Bauhaus school. His specialty was humorous, sometimes sad, and occasionally satirical bronze and ivory figures, often with exaggerated facial expressions. His works command high prices and are sought after by avid collectors.
Roland Paris is one of the most recognizable artists of the Art Deco world, yet his work remains an enigma. His art is caricature-like, bordering grotesque, and he delivers critical perspectives on society’s downtrodden via jesters and devils. His mediums range from sculpture and painting to porcelain and wood, including woodcuts and the written word” Alberto Shayo,
15″ T x 14″ W x 5″ D