KOENIG, GHISHA


KOENIG, GHISHA (1922–1993), English sculptor, born in London, the daughter of the Yiddish writer and art critic Leo *Koenig. She studied under Henry Moore, and became a gifted portraitist, especially of children. Living in an industrial area, she visited local factories to study men and women at work. She then made bronze or terracotta bas-reliefs of the subject. These are characterized by a humanist sense of involvement and a classical feeling in the modeling and grouping. She and her husband, Dr. Manny Tuckman, were left-wing political activists, her political beliefs being reflected in some of her work.

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