24 x 21 in. (61 x 53.3 cm)
Svetozar (Toza) Radakovich
(Belgrade, Yugoslavia, 1918 - 1998, California)
Medium and Support:
Purchased through the R. T. Miller and the Art Patrons Funds
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