Artwork Information

  • Title:

    Mother and Child

  • Artist:

    Carstenson, Cecil C.

  • Artist Bio:

    American, 1906–1991

  • Date:

    about 1950–70

  • Medium:


  • Dimensions:

    11 1/2 x 17 5/8 inches

  • Credit Line:

    Wichita Art Museum, Gift of the artist and Blanche Carstenson

  • Object Number:


  • Display:

    Not Currently on Display

About the Artwork

“Amateur psychiatrist friends have had a delightful time, as have I, in their efforts to explain why the Mother and Child is a subject that I use most frequently. I think that the reason is, as it is in the case of the Musician and Instrument, which is my second most common subject. That it is a vehicle in which I can best express myself and in which I am most likely to be understood. Each sculptor builds over the years his own vocabulary of forms. He naturally tends toward those subjects, which lend themselves to that familiar vocabulary.”

                                                                        Cecil Carstenson

                                                                        A Conversation with Carstenson”

                                                                        Pucker/Safari Gallery, Boston, Mass.