Invictus

John W. Rhoden

This early wooden piece was sculpted by Rhoden while he was at Columbia University. It shows off Rhoden’s early work in wood and in portraiture—his first ever sculpture was in clay, of his sister’s head, and he sculpted the portrait for his high school principal, Arthur Harold Parker (who the school was later named after). Invictus was featured in Sunday New York Times story “Tiny Figure Wins Student Art Prize,” April 3, 1949, pg. 36. Invictus was exhibited in "John Rhoden: Sculpture" at GALLERY 62, National Urban League, New York, NY, November 8 - December 10, 1982.
Date of Birth
(1916-2001)
Date
1948
Medium
Rosewood on wood base
Dimensions
19 1/2 x 8 1/2 x 9 in. (49.53 x 21.59 x 22.86 cm.)
Accession #
2019.27.1
Credit Line
The John Walter Rhoden and Richanda Phillips Rhoden Collection
Category
Subject