The Kelsey Bronzes are radiant with beauty, the energy of youth, and wonderfully capture the complex movements of dance. This level of excellence in dance sculpture has not been achieved by any other artist.
What Degas Might Have Done
"This essay proposes that if Degas is accepted as the Master Painter of Dance, specifically ballet, then, the Undisputed Master Sculptor of Dance is Sterett-Gittings Kelsey"
This quote is from an in-depth comparative treatise on the bronze sculptures of Degas, Kelsey and other Master Sculptors of Dance. Peter Hastings Falk is the leading Fine Art Appraiser, Art Critic, Art Historian, Founder and Editor-in- Chief of ArtNet.com, ArtPrice.com, AskArt.com and Who Was Who in American Art. ( His treatise is posted in its' entirety above)
Bronze Dance and Ballet Sculpture
Roxbury Fine Art Gallery in Roxbury CT.
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