4 1/2 x 6 x 12 in. (11.4 x 15.2 x 30.5 cm)
(Germany, 1897 - 1960)
Medium and Support:
Gift of a Friend of the Gallery
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]