(1849 - 1921)
Leonid Posen was active/lived in Russian Federation. Leonid Posen is known for sculpture.
Biography Leonid Posen
The sculptor Leonid Vladimirovich Posen is remembered predominantly for his monuments to literary figures Gogol and Ivan Kotliarevsky in Poltava, Ukraine. As a child, he modeled his first sculptures from mouldy bread; as an adult, Posen worked mostly in wax.
He began his artistic self-education by copying the works of Lieberich and Lanceray before moving onto sculpting portraits from life. Compared to his artistic predecessors, Posen’s sculptures are less dramatic. Unlike Lieberich, whose focus was hunting, or Lanceray, whose obsession was horses, Posen made the peasant the center of his art. Posen’s sculptures reject heroic iconography in favor of representing the humble and humane.
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