Winant - Three Naked Women
Sterling Silver Sculpture by Alice Winant (1928-1989)
Three entwined naked woman under two long towers, petrified trees
On a marble base
Height 41 cm
Base 9.5 cm x 17.8 cm x 10 cm
«Romanian-born Alice Winant was imprisoned at Bergen-Belsen and Auschwitz in the final stages of the Second World War.
It was during her two years of recovery at a hospital in Sweden that she first pursued sculpture under the guidance of artist Carl Helbig.
She went on to study at the École des beaux-arts de Paris before moving to Montreal in 1954.
Winant’s work from the sixties consists primarily of human figures, particularly mothers and children; inspired by the work of Giacometti, her bronze sculptures reveal a careful attention to texture.
In the early seventies, she participated in exhibitions at the Association des Sculpteurs du Québec and began producing colourful, dance-inspired sculptures in polished bronze.
She was invited to Paris to work in the studios of the Musée Rodin in 1971, and in subsequent years, presented her artwork in Canada, the United States, Europe and Israel.» Quoted in Dictionary of Quebec Sculpture in the 20th Century