Artist Charles Umlauf
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(b. 1911-1944) Charles Umlauf was an American sculptor known primarily for figurative works. His subjects included nudes, religious figures, mythological figures and animals. His style ranged from realism to expressionism, and even somewhat to abstraction. Umlauf worked in a variety of materials including bronze, marble, cast stone wood and terra cotta.

Umlauf began taking sculpting classes at the Art Institute of Chicago in his early years. He and his wife moved to Austin in 1941. Umlauf taught at the Art Department of the University of Texas for 40 years.

One of his favorite students was the actress Farrah Fawcett. Umlauf's work may be found in many public sites around the country, as well as in the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, the Smithsonian Museum in Washington, D.C. and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NY.


Icarus by Charles Umlauf