This is a stunning and rare collection of mirror polished bronze figures by Barbara Beretich from her estate. This collection contains 7 total pieces; we have 3 different figures represented. One group has 4 pieces (5″ x 4.5″ x 2″), one group has 2 ( 4″ x 4″ x 2″), and the the last is a single piece (3.5″ x 2″ x 2″) Please see pictures. We have decided to offer this group of pieces as a collection. This is a great opportunity to have such a prolific collection of Beretich pieces; these figures will be sure to draw attention. They work well together and display well within a bowl.
During her younger years in California, Beretich’s family raised multiple animals including hogs, cows, sheep and horses. This was often a prominent influence in her sculpture. She graduated from the University of Illinois with a BA in art. The following year Beretich spent time in Europe where she met and became lifelong friends with French artist, Francoise Gilot.Ater Europe, she moved to Claremont CA where she earned an MFA in sculpture and was one of the major influences on the “Claremont School” of artists. Later in her life she established her home based gallery who’s specialty was work by Claremont artists. Her home gallery was given historical-site status by the city of Claremont CA.