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Christ on the Cross (model)



Margel Hinder


04 Jan 1906 – 29 May 1995

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Alternate image of Christ on the Cross (model) by Margel Hinder
Alternate image of Christ on the Cross (model) by Margel Hinder
Alternate image of Christ on the Cross (model) by Margel Hinder
  • Details

    Other Title
    Untitled (Crucifix maquette)
    Place where the work was made
    Sydney New South Wales Australia
    Media category
    Materials used
    wire, steel, bolts on masonite board
    14.0 x 36.6 x 37.4 cm sculpture; 51.0 x 41.0 x 0.5 cm board
    Signature & date

    Not signed. Not dated.

    Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program by Enid Hawkins in memory of Margel Hinder, 2012
    Not on display
    Accession number
    © Estate of Margel Hinder

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  • About

    By the 1950s Margel Hinder had achieved a reputation as one of the most accomplished and committed of Australia's modern sculptors. Raised in the USA, Hinder was familiar with American and European developments in abstraction before her arrival in Sydney in 1934. She moved to the forefront of activity in Sydney in the late 1930s and 1940s, firstly with abstracted figurative sculptures and then with increasingly geometricised forms, marked by her exceptional feeling for three dimensionality and interlocking forms. Like Robert Klippel, Hinder's aim remained an accommodation of organic and geometric elements in her art – elements which can be seen as the twin pivots of mid-20th century sculptural production.

    Margel Hinder worked in a variety of materials including wood, metal, plastics, steel, and bronze, and with a range of techniques, although her preference remained for carving. Hinder's practice was consistently experimental, and she was one of the few women artists in Australia who was involved in public commissions on a monumental scale, being responsible for some of the country's most imaginative public works over the 1950s and 60s.

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    Where the work was made


  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 2 publications

    • Ian Cornford, Look, 'Rediscovering Margel Hinder', pg. 42, Sydney, Jun 2014, 42 (colour illus., detail).

    • Ian Cornford, The sculpture of Margel Hinder, 'List of illustrations', pg. 6-7, Willoughby, 2013, 6, 110 (colour illus.), 111, 142, 154.

Other works by Margel Hinder

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