signed first edition Letter
10 August 1942 · Ottsville, PA
by RUDY, Charles
Ottsville, PA, 10 August 1942. Letter. Some folds and wrinkling with closed tears at the center with no loss of text. Very Good. A two-page AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED by the sculptor to an acquaintance congratulating him [Rudy won a Guggenheim in 1942] with much news about his activities. He tells of his good fortune "especially at this time when there are no longer public and private commissions to be had.... We have been here over a year now. Cooper Union and I parted company in the spring of 1941 and, though it was a great experience and very interesting, it was the best thing for me after being there ten years.... I've been carving and modelling and last winter I experimented in casting in lead in my barn." Much more.
Charles Rudy achieved national status as a sculptor for his work on public buildings across the country, beginning with his WPA commission, along with Ben Shahn, at the Bronx Post Office to his work on the controversial Confederate Memorial at Stone Mountain, Georgia. (Inventory #: 019628)