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Waldine Tauch (1892-1986), "Gulf Breeze", 1985, bronze on wood base, 18.75 x 9 x 9"
Lot includes book: "From Chalk to Bronze: A Biography of Waldine Tauch" by Alice Hutson, 1978

Born in Schulenberg, Texas, Waldine began studies in sculpture with Pompeo Coppini in San Antonio in 1910. Tauch assisted Coppini in his studio in Chicago from 1918 to 1922. In 1926, she produced her first large sculpture, the Indiana War Memorial--Monument to Civil and World War Heroes and Pioneers--in Bedford, Indiana. By 1935, Tauch had returned to San Antonio to successfully compete for commissions inspired by the Texas Centennial celebration in 1936. She sculpted, in 1935, "The First Shot Fired for Texas Independence," a life-sized bronze bas-relief in Cost, Texas. Tauch lived in San Antonio for the rest of her life. She and Coppini would build a joint studio there. She also taught sculpture at the San Antonio Art Academy and in her studio. Ever entwined with Coppini, she taught at Trinity University when he headed the art department there from 1943 to 1945. She and Coppini would found the Academy of Fine Arts in 1945, later named the Coppini Academy of Fine Arts.

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Waldine Tauch (1892-1986), "Gulf Breeze", 1985, bronze

Estimate $2,000 - $4,000
$1,0000 bids
Starting Price $1,000
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Auction Curated By:
Katy Alexander
Fine Art Specialist