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The Provider

4 1/2 x 6 x 12 in. (11.4 x 15.2 x 30.5 cm)

William Ehrich
United States (Germany, 1897 - 1960)

Object Type: Sculpture
Medium and Support: Limestone
Credit Line: Gift of a Friend of the Gallery
Accession Number: 1949.56
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Location: Not currently on view

William Ehrich became a major contributor to the art community in western New York after arriving in Buffalo from Europe in 1929. He established a successful sculpting career despite the onset of the Great Depression, and taught both ceramics and sculpture at Memorial Art Gallery and the University of Rochester. MAG owns 13 Ehrich sculptures; The Provider showcases the closed-form, simplified, and idealized style of early modernism. The lamb may have held special significance to Ehrich, who was a practicing Methodist.

[Label text from It Came From the Vault exhibition, 2013]

Artist's signature, on stone: Ehrich

Purchased from the 1949 Rochester-Finger Lakes Exhibition by an anonymous collector; given to the Gallery in 1949

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It Came from the Vault exhibition catalogue Entry for this artwork in the It Came from the Vault exhibition catalogue. The exhibition ran from March 17-June 9, 2013 The Provider is number 142 in the catalogue of the artist's sculpted work.

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