Artwork by Augustin Filipovic,  Circle

Augustin Filipovic

polished bronze
incised signature and numbered 1/7 on the base
14.25 x 12 x 6.25 ins ( 36.2 x 30.5 x 15.9 cms ) ( overall, including base )

Auction Estimate: $2,500.00$1,500.00 - $2,500.00

Price Realized $4,800.00
Sale date: October 10th 2023

Private Collection, Ontario

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Augustin Filipovic
(1931 - 1998)

Born in Davor, Yugoslavia, he studied in Zagreb, five years at the Artistic Lyceum and also at the Academy of Fine Arts (1950-52). He moved to Rome, where he taught at the Academy of Fine Arts (1952-54) and held solo shows until his departure for Canada in 1959. He settled in Toronto, where he held his first solo show at the Gallery Moos (1960). Critic Lawrence Sabbath noted his work for “Canadian Art” (1962) as follows, “He works in free form, portrait busts, and standing figures of large size which just get by in his tiny basement studio…. What emerges is the product of an artisan still testing himself and his medium in a variety of subject matter whose suggestion of style recalls Fazzini, Zadkine, Kollwitz, Moore….”

Literature Source:
"A Dictionary of Canadian Artists, Volume 1: A-F, 5th Edition, Revised and Expanded", compiled by Colin S. MacDonald, Canadian Paperbacks Publishing Ltd, Ottawa, 1997