Maurice Lambert Homo Sapiens 1937

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Artist
Maurice Lambert 1901–1964
Title
Homo Sapiens
Date 1937
Medium Bronze and stone
Dimensions Object: 1353 x 521 x 762 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented anonymously 1937
Reference
N04875
Not on display

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Maurice Lambert was born in Paris, the son of the painter George Lambert and the brother of the composer Constant Lambert. Maurice was fascinated by the movements of animals and birds and spent much time studying them at London Zoo. He began to make sculpture incorporating the flight of birds as early as 1926 and he liked to mix different sculptural materials within a single work. 'Homo Sapiens' is a major example of Lambert's work and its subject is the harmony between man and the natural world, illustrated by the bird at the man's shoulder and the fish at his feet.

August 2004

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