Born: New York, New York 1916
Died: Delray Beach, Florida, 1997
cut, bent, soldered, and riveted galvanized iron 59 x 35 1/4 x 14 3/4 in. (149.9 x 89.5 x 37.3 cm.) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Herbert Waide Hemphill, Jr.
Smithsonian American Art Museum
1st Floor, West Wing
Like many folk artists, Irving Dominick applied his vocational skills to imaginative projects. This sculpture is the best surviving example of the whimsy and care Dominick, a roofer and sheet-metal worker, used to make tin representations of his ten-year-old granddaughter. She is complete with loosely crimped hair, a sunny expression, and circle skirt to match her soldered shoes.
Exhibition Label, Smithsonian American Art Museum, 2006
Portrait female - unidentified - Marla
metal - iron