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Mid Century Listed Artist Alex Taller - Double Horn Sculpture
Beautiful organic form. A heavy and unusual mid century signed sculpture by listed artist Alex Taller A double horn statue mounted on black marble. One gilt painted metal horn. The other is a horn material. Incised signature on front base. Minor surface wear.
Alex Taller (1899-1975). Mr. Taller held a succession, of administrative posts with the city's Board of Higher Education, specializing in engineering research and teaching. He retired from the Hunter position in 1966.
In the late 60's and 70's, he had devoted increasing time to sculpture and exhibited his work, mainly on marine life, at 11 one‐man shows, five of them in New York.
He fashioned his work from such raw materials as whalebones, turtle shells and driftwood, coral, wormwood and coconuts.
Mr. Taller received an engineering degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.