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"Abstract Sphinx" Cedar Sculpture by Northwest Sculptor Leonard Setziol

Documentation Signed
Origin United States
Period 1950-1979
Materials Cedar
Dimensions
W. 4 in; H. 49.5 in; D. 9.5 in;
W. 10.16 cm; H. 125.73 cm; D. 24.13 cm;
Condition Excellent
Description "Abstract Sphnix" freestanding scupture by Leonard Setziol. b. 1915 - d. 2005.
Solid cedar.

A composer in wood, Leroy Setziol created lyrical sculpture that honors the beauty of a material strongly identified with the Northwest. The black walnut, teak, fir, and other woods he employed enhanced his complex gridded compositions, bringing them to life. A self-taught, intuitive worker, Setziol visualized his complex carvings using the grid as an armature to frame imaginative shapes. Throughout his career, his sculpture ranged from intimate works to large-scale public commissions. The largest work on display is an elegant, teak, two-panel wall relief from 1991. Twenty-three works are on view, including free-standing sculpture, totems, and a variety of wall reliefs.

Setziol’s sculpture gained greater recognition with Portland’s architectural community in 1964 when he was invited by Northwest Regionalist architect John Storrs to carve a series of large-scale relief panels for Salishan Lodge in Gleneden Beach, Oregon. Recognized for the commission’s fine quality and compatibility with Modernist architecture, Setziol subsequently was invited by many of Oregon’s leading architects to collaborate on commissioned projects. His work has been exhibited widely around the Northwest, and Setziol received several awards during his lifetime, notably the Portland AIA Artist of the Year Award and the Oregon Governor’s Award for the Arts.

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Styles / Movements Mid Century, Modern
Dealer Reference Number OB 84-5-1091-2171
Incollect Reference Number 428498
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