Medium: Carved relief on wooden panel
Signature: Signed and dated incised verso
29.5 x 40 x 3.5 inches
Sculptor Robert Koepnick was born and raised in Dayton, Ohio. He studied sculpture at the Dayton Art Institute and then under acclaimed Swedish sculptor Carl Milles at Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan. Koepnick served in the U.S. Army during World War II as a G.I. and an equipment designer. With the exception of his time in the army, Koepnick taught at the Dayton Art Institute for almost 40 years, eventually becoming the head of the sculpture and ceramics department. His sculpture integrated 20th-century modernism often with biblical subject matter, much of which was influenced by his 1938 trip to Europe where he visited the studio of sculptor Ivan Meštrović. In the carved wooden relief, Eve reclines grasping the apple, while the snake completely surrounds her.
Type of Work: Sculpture