Carl Kauba (1865-1922)
was an Austrian sculptor. His work is characterized in particular by representations of Native Americans and animal figures.
The sculptor was born 1865 in Vienna, Austria and reached fame because of his stunning and impressive figures of Indians as well as of humans. His realistic statues are great portrays of his passionate interest in the life and the traditions of the culture as well as the art of the Native Americans.
The life of Carl Kauba
Even he also made many other figures; his figures of the Native Americans belong to his best known artwork. Especially the statues "Indian Chief on Horseback", "Reclining Indian Smoking a Pipe" and "War" should be mentioned in this context.
The sculptor was great in doing filigree details. He was a master of making very detailed sculptures. Especially his detailed depictions of feathers, weapons or other artefacts made his figures being very special.
Influences on his works
He travelled to the United States of America in 1886 for doing some research as well as some studying of the Native American lifestyle and their cultural life. But some critical voices mentioned the fact that he never was in America. They said that Kauba was doing his research at his studio in his home country Austria.
But the artist must have left his birthplace for a while for sure, because sources say that started to export his sculptures in the year 1895 after he returned to Austria. Some of the characteristics of a real original made by Kauba are the very filigree details as well as a pretty much detailed surface of his bronze sculptures. In 1922 Kauba died in Vienna.
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