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Hunt Diederich

Fire Screen II



“Fire screens combining cut steel against a wire mesh are among Diederich’s most treasured
works and can be found in many museums. A similar screen depicting Fighting Cocks is in the Seattle Museum of Art.”

Hunt Diederich


"Diederich spent his childhood in Hungary and Switzerland before moving to Boston to live with
his maternal grandfather, the artist William Morris Hunt. There he enrolled in classes at the
Boston Art School in 1903. Uninterested in a formal education at that time, however, Diederich
moved to the west where he worked as a cowboy for several years.

In 1906, he returned to the east coast to study sculpture at the Pennsylvania Academy of the
Fine Arts where he befriended fellow classmate and sculptor Paul Manship. While in school,
Diederich produced animal sculptures that were clearly inspired by his western experience,
even winning an award for a piece entitled Bronco Buster. He left the Academy to travel in
Europe, settling in Paris to study with Emmanuel Frémiet, the well-known animal sculptor.
Diederich’s works were included in several Paris salons where they were highly acclaimed; he
received numerous commissions as a result.

With the outbreak of World War I, Diederich returned to the United States, this time to New
York, where he continued to create sculptures of animals and began making decorative wrought-iron furnishings."

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    17.8 x 99.1 x 101.6 cm (7.0 x 39.0 x 40.0 in)

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    Art Deco

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