Head of a Bearded Man
(Oreste) Agretti (1903 - 1997)
painted plaster, circa 1935 - 1943
14.5 x 12 inches
Oreste Agretti was in the Illinois WPA Fine Arts Program in Chicago.
To make a plaster sculpture, the artist pours liquid plaster mix into a mold, such as a box, and lets it dry. The box is removed and the artist carves into the plaster with knives and other tools. The surface is often painted or varnished.
Collection of the Illinois State Museum
photograph by Gary Andrashko
ISM Accession #: 1967.26/029
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