James Kearns

Modern Abstract Figurative Bronze Sculpture Bust of a Young Female Woman Mid-20th Century



Bronze and Wood


Modern abstract figurative bust of a young woman by the artist James Kearns. The work features a naturalistically rendered female bust with shoulder length hair and a peaceful expression. Signed by the artist in the cast on the back of the figure's hair. Mounted on a wooden base for easy display.

Artist Biography

Kearns views his primary subject matter, the human figure, as an embodiment of the human spirit. A sculptor who works in fiberglass, and a painter as well, Kearns seeks to portray ​“Man as Total Man — the Tragic, Complex and Joyful Man.” Kearns received a B.F.A. in 1950 from the Art Institute of Chicago and held a factory job for ten years to support his family. He has devoted a major portion of his time to teaching; since 1959 he has been an instructor at the School of Visual Arts in New York and has also taught at Fairleigh Dickinson University in New Jersey and at the Skowhegan School of Art in Maine.


H 5.75 in. x W 3.5 in. x D 3.5 in.

Base Dimensions

H 1.13 x W 2.88 x D 2.5