Artist: Katherine Nash (1910 -1982)
Katherine Nash (1910 - 1982) Known for her Picasso like metal sculpture. Represented the US at the 1954 World Fair in Brussels. A colleague of Louise Nevelson and Professor of Art at the U. of Minnesota where a building in the art department is named after her. Worked with steel, aluminum, copper and bronze. Her works are included in many museums and corporate collections. "Crusader" is made of solid copper, iodized to prevent the green oxidation that plagues many works in copper. One of her more poserful war protest pieces,it evokes an image of crumpled armor left on some ancient battle field with the suggestion of severed limbs inside.