Anna Pavlova

Sculpture, designs and details from Malvina Hoffman's collaboration with Anna Pavlova
Malvina Hoffman | Anna Pavlova
Malvina Hoffman | Anna Pavlova

La Gavotte, nude study, front

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Malvina Hoffman | Anna Pavlova
Malvina Hoffman | Anna Pavlova

La Gavotte, nude study, back

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Malvina Hoffman | Anna Pavlova
Malvina Hoffman | Anna Pavlova

La Gavotte of Anna Pavlova

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Bacchanale Russe | Malvina Hoffman
Bacchanale Russe | Malvina Hoffman

Award-winning Russian Dancers with Anna Pavlova, installed 1919 Luxembourg Gardens

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Malvina Hoffman | Anna Pavlova
Malvina Hoffman | Anna Pavlova

Hoffman and Pavlova collaborated in their global businesses to increase sales before women had the right to vote. They both had a payroll to meet.

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Bacchanale Frieze
Bacchanale Frieze

The Bacchanale frieze, a 26-panel bas relief sculpture created by Malvina Hoffman in her collaboration with Anna Pavlova. The masterpiece took 15 years to create and has only been seen in public a few times.

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Anna Pavlova Playbill | Hoffman
Anna Pavlova Playbill | Hoffman

Designed by Malvina Hoffman with Pavlova, the Bacchanale frieze is seen threaded through Pavlova's name.

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Anna Pavlova Playbill | Hoffman
Anna Pavlova Playbill | Hoffman

Designed by Malvina Hoffman with Pavlova, the interior of the playbill.

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Dance International | Hoffman
Dance International | Hoffman

In 1937, fifty dancers from around the world came for six weeks to Radio City Music Hall to celebrate dance. Visual arts including painting, bronze, & movies were on display. The Picasso Ballet with sets "Parade" was performed.

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Malvina Hoffman | Anna Pavlova
Malvina Hoffman | Anna Pavlova

Malvina Hoffman with her muse and best friend Anna Pavlova.

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Her life

Hoffman with Auguste Rodin
Hoffman with Auguste Rodin
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Malvina Hoffman at Meudon
Malvina Hoffman at Meudon

Pictured with the Thinker (Le Penseur) by Auguste Rodin. "At the tomb of my master Rodin."

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Malvina Hoffman | Red Cross Balkans
Malvina Hoffman | Red Cross Balkans

After WWI, Herbert Hoover and the Red Cross asked Malvina Hoffman to spend six weeks to report back on mass starvation in the Balkans. This helped Hoover end mass starvation in Europe after the war.

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Hoffman in her studio
Hoffman in her studio
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Hoffman working
Hoffman working

90' above the ground on the Bush House in London

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Malvina Hoffman | Educational Comic
Malvina Hoffman | Educational Comic

This educational comic book went to all the US public school systems about Malvina Hoffman's trip around the world for the Hall of Mankind.

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Sculpture

Malvina Hoffman | Despair
Malvina Hoffman | Despair

Malvina's first sculpture, age 14. She was despondent over the suicide of a friend and went to clay to express her feelings.

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Malvina Hoffman | Bush House, London
Malvina Hoffman | Bush House, London
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Malvina Hoffman | Bush House, London
Malvina Hoffman | Bush House, London
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Malvina Hoffman | Bush House, London
Malvina Hoffman | Bush House, London

Malvina sculpted for six weeks 90' above the ground to make sure the faces of this sculpture were perfect in the light throughout the day. She used tea stain to match the colors to the building.

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Hoffman | St. Francis and the Wolf
Hoffman | St. Francis and the Wolf

This is at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.

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Hoffman | Elemental Man
Hoffman | Elemental Man

Elemental Man at Syracuse University Law School, New York.

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Hoffman | Epinal War Monument
Hoffman | Epinal War Monument

Created with architect William Delano to honor WWII Americans buried in Vosages, France.

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Hoffman | Column of Life
Hoffman | Column of Life

Rodin saw Malvina Hoffman twist two pieces of clay together. He asked her what it was. She said an accident. He said, "That is no accident. Keep it for five years, and then go back to it."

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Hoffman
Hoffman
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Hoffman | Shivering Maiden
Hoffman | Shivering Maiden
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Hoffman | Nijinsky
Hoffman | Nijinsky

Nijinsky in L'Apres Midi D'un Faune.

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Hoffman | Acrobats
Hoffman | Acrobats

These are acrobats, done when Malvina was elderly and bedridden. She could only create small pieces in her bed. This piece is done in wax.

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Hoffman | Breton Wrestlers
Hoffman | Breton Wrestlers

These Breton Wrestlers were a popular theme for artists visiting the Brittany coast of France.

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Hoffman | World's Fair 1939
Hoffman | World's Fair 1939

International Dance Fountain created for the New York World's Fair 1939. Was destroyed after the fair and turned into a sidewalk.

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Hall of Mankind

The largest bronze commission in the history of art (1930-1933).
Hall of Mankind
Hall of Mankind

Opening Gallery, 1933. The globe in the center represents all men are one.

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Hall of Mankind
Hall of Mankind
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Hall of Mankind
Hall of Mankind
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Hall of Mankind
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Hall of Mankind

Award-winning Mongolian Dancer, front

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Hall of Mankind
Hall of Mankind

Award-winning Mongolian Dancer, back

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Hall of Mankind
Hall of Mankind

Crow Native American

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Hall of Mankind
Hall of Mankind
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Hall of Mankind
Hall of Mankind

Rickshaw Driver, back

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Hall of Mankind

Rickshaw Driver, back

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Hall of Mankind
Hall of Mankind

Burma, Giraffe Neck Woman in clay

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Hall of Mankind
Hall of Mankind
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Hall of Mankind
Hall of Mankind

Malaysian Girl

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Hall of Mankind
Hall of Mankind

Nordic Man

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Field Museum
Field Museum

50 of Malvina Hoffman's bronzes are now back on display at the Field Museum (2016).

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Stanley Field
Stanley Field

Stanley Field of the Field Museum commissioned the "Hall of Mankind"

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Bullfighter Study

From a private collection