Bronze Sculpture of Man and Woman by Wolfgang Behl

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Bronze figural sculpture of three stylized people standing with taut wire.  Signed by the artrist, Wolfgang Behl #10/20.  Cast Hartford , Connecticut, c. 1960s

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Behl worked in a style of abstract yet recognizable forms, and executed a number of public commissions throughout Connecticut. He was represented by the Bertha Shaefer Gallery in New York City from 1950 to 1973. An overview of his work was exhibited at the Sculpture Center in New York in 1980.

Born in Berlin in 1918, he studied art there and, after immigrating to the United States in 1939, at the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence. From 1954 until his retirement in 1983, he taught at the Hartford Art School.

In 1985 he was commissioned by the UCONN Health Center to create a work that represented the significance of its donors to the quest for excellence at the Health Center. Behl sculpted a family in a circular grouping, representing their support and caring for each other. This 15′ high bronze sculpture greets guests as they enter the Health Center and stands on a green Vermont marble base. A limited edition of 20 (1/12th size) was also produced and presented to donors to express our lasting gratitute for their commitment.

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