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Bird Form

circa 1962
24 x 21 in. (61 x 53.3 cm)

Svetozar (Toza) Radakovich
American (Belgrade, Yugoslavia, 1918 - 1998, California)

Object Type: Sculpture
Medium and Support: Bronze
Credit Line: Purchased through the R. T. Miller and the Art Patrons Funds
Accession Number: 1962.8
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Location: Not currently on view

A Yugoslav émigré, Radakovich was a painter, sculptor, and metalsmith who studied and worked in Rochester in the 1950s. Ever one to be observant of the potential inherent in found materials, he transformed a rock from Lake Ontario into the base of a sculpture and cast and soldered pieces of flotsam and jetsam into a work that reveals itself to be a bird.

Oct. 2011/Folk Art Case
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