Selected Bibliography

In addition to the collection of the Lachaise Foundation in Boston, the Lachaise archives at Yale University Library in New Haven, Connecticut, contain an extensive deposit of correspondence, newspaper and magazine articles, catalogues, and other special material.

Limited quantities of Lachaise exibition catalogues for sale — more information.


McBride, Henry. "A Sculptor of Elemental Rhythms." New York American (February 25).


Cummings, E. E. "Gaston Lachaise," The Dial, vol. 68 (February): 194-204.


Pach, Walter. "Les Tendances Modernes aux Etats-Unis." L'Amour de l'Art, vol. 63 (January): 30.


Gallatin, Albert Eugene. Gaston Lachaise. New York: E.P. Dutton, 14 pages, 16 collotype reproductions.


Rosenfeld, Paul. "Habundia." The Dial, vol. 81 (September): 215-219.


McBride, Henry. "Modern Art." The Dial, vol. 82 (June): 530-532.


McBride, Henry. "Modern Art." The Dial, vol. 83 (March): 262-264.

McBride, Henry. "Modern Art." The Dial, vol. 84 (May): 442-444.

Cummings, E. E. "Gaston Lachaise." Creative Art, vol. 3 (August): xxiii-xxvi.

Lachaise, Gaston "A Comment on My Sculpture," Creative Art: A Magazine of Fine and Applied Art 3, no. 2, August.


Seldes, Gilbert. "Hewer of Stone." The New Yorker, profile (April 4): 28-31.


Mayor, Alpheus Hyatt. "Gaston Lachaise." Hound & Horn (July-September).


Eglington, Laura. Exhibition Review. ArtNews, vol. 33 (February 9): 3-4.

McBride, Henry. "The Death of Gaston Lachaise." New York Sun (October 26).


Ames, Winslow. "Gaston Lachaise, 1882-1935." Pamassus, vol 8: 5, and continued: (April): 41.


Cheyney, Sheldon. A Primer of Modem Art. 10th Edition, New York: Tudor Publishing Co.: 63, 254, 262, 275, 294-295, 298, 299-300.


Hartley, Marsden. "Thinking of Gaston Lachaise," Twice a Year, no. III-LV.


Kuh, Katherine. "Lachaise: Sculptor of Maturity." Museum Bulletin, Art Institute of Chicago, vol. XL, no. 3 (March).


Hess, Thomas B. "Gaston Lachaise." ArtNews, vol. 45 (January): 20-21.

Wonders, Anne. "Gaston Lachaise." Critique (January-February).


Cummings, E. E. "On Lachaise." Twice a Year, 10th Anniversary Issue.


Ritchie, Andrew Carnduff. Sculpture of the Twentieth Century. New York: The Museum of Modern Art: 20, 24 and
     illustrations: 98-102, 118-119.


Appel, Benjamin. "The Superwomen of Gaston Lachaise." Art & Photography (March): cover, 14-15, 46-47.

Ayres, Arch. "Giant Nudes of a Master." Figure: 29-33, 67.


Goodall, Donald B. "Gaston Lachaise, 1882-1935." The Massachusetts Review (August): 674-684.

Goodrich, Lloyd and John I.H. Baur. American Art of Our Century. New York: Praeger Publishers for the
     Whitney Museum of American Art: 61, 283.

Kramer, Hilton. "Lachaise and Others: The Orswell Collection." Arts Yearbook, New York, vol. 4: 87-100.


Lipman, Jean, and the editors of Art in America, The Collector in America. New York: Viking Press, 1961: 21, 29, 40, 82, 185, 259.
     Reprinted in 1965, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970.


Nordland, Gerald. "Gaston Lachaise," Artforum (December): 27-29.
Wilder, Elizabeth F., and Gertrude A. Mellon, eds. Maine and Its Role in American Art: 1740-1963. New York:
     Viking Press: 116, 119, 121-122, 132-133.


Baker, Elizabeth C. "The Late Lachaise, Uncensored at Last." ArtNews (March): 44-45, 65-66.

Kramer, Hilton. "Kitsch and the Real Thing." The New Leader (March 30): 32.


Mellow, James R. Exhibition Review. Art International (April): 86-87.

"Lachaise, Sculptor of Women." MD-Medical Newsmagazine, vol. 10, no. 7 (July): 180-186.


Mellow, James R. "Lachaise in Two Worlds," The New Leader (September 25): 24-25.

Kramer, Hilton. The Sculpture of Gaston Lachaise. New York: Eakins Press. More Information


Craven, Wayne. Sculpture in America. New York: Thomas Y. Crowell Co.: 555, 563, 598-601, 614, 640.


Dupee, F.W. and George Strade, eds. Selected Letters of e.e. cummings. New York: Harcourt, Brace & World:
     48-49, 56-58, 63, 67-69, 77, 81, 90, 92, 101, 116, 249.

Goodall, Donald B. Gaston Lachaise, Sculptor. Ph.D. dissertation, Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University.

Unterecker, John. Voyager, A Life of Hart Crane. New York: Farrar, Strauss & Giroux:
     319, 329, 334-335, 341, 347, 357, 381, 424, 437, 445, 476, 531, 539, 648.

Mellow, James R. "A Lyrical Celebration of the Female Nude." New York Times (March 30, 1969) Reprise of his article of 1967.

Pincus-Witten, Robert. Exhibition Review, Artforum (May): 60-61.


Joost, Nicholas. "The Dial Collection: Tastes and Trends in the Twenties." Apollo (December): 488-490, 492-495, 755.


Kramer, Hilton. The Age of the Avant Garde. New York: Farrar Straus & Giroux: 185, 191, 269-72, 427.

Raynor, Vivien. "The Oldest Obsession." The New Leader (November 26): 23-24.


Gerdts, William H. The Great American Nude. New York: Praeger Publishers: 183-185.

Goldstein, Carl. "The Erotic Baroque of Lachaise." Art International, The Lugano Review (October 20): 48-49, 59.

Lerner, Abram, ed. The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., New York:
     Harry N. Abrams: 218-220, 248, 266-267, 709-710.

Nordland, Gerald. Gaston Lachaise: The Man and His Work. New York: George Braziller.


Rose, Barbara. American Art Since 1900. Revised and expanded, New York: Holt, Rinehart & Winston: 48, 56, 241, 245-247.

Rich, Daniel Catton, ed., and Lincoln Kirstein. The Flow of Art: Essays and Criticisms of Henry McBride.
     New York: Athenaeum Publishers: 11-12, 14, 16, 26, 150-151, 227-230, 241-242, 281, 327-330, 338, 372-373.

Nordland, Gerald. "Gaston Lachaise Portrait Sculpture." American Art Review (March-April): 109-118.

Nordland, Gerald. "Gaston Lachaise Uncensored." ArtNews (May): 58-60.


The Golden Door, Artist-Immigrants of America, 1876-1976. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press:
     26-28, 43, 58, 63, 66, 69, 81, 104, 135-139, 418-419. Exhibition catalogue from Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden,
     Smithsonian Institution, May 20-October 20.

200 Years of American Sculpture. Boston: David R. Godine in association with New York: Whitney Museum of American Art:
     76, 104, 117-18, 124, 133, 138, 143, 147, 152-55, 285, 342. Exhibition catalogue from Whitney Museum of American Art,
     March 16-September 26.


Kennedy, Richard B. Dreams in the Mirror. New York: Liveright Publishing Corp.: 163-164, 166, 179, 204, 208-209, 214, 257, 270, 376.

Nordland, Gerald. "Lachaise's Twentieth Century Woman." Arts in Virginia. Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, vol. 20, no. 3: 14-21.

Sims, Patterson. Gaston Lachaise: A Concentration of Work by Gaston Lachaise from the Permanent Collection of the Whitney Museum
     of American Art
. The Whitney Museum, New York.

Wasserman, Jeanne L. with contributions by James B. Cuno. Three American Sculptors and the Female Nude: Lachaise, Nadelman
     and Archipenko
. The Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts.


Schwartz, Sanford. The Art Presence, New York: Horizon Press: 34-35, 48-53.


Clark-Langager, Sarah. "Gaston Lachaise and the Modern Tradition." Article written for the Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute,
     Utica, New York (August), 2 pages.

Cohen, Phyllis Samitz, "The Gaston Lachaise Collection." The Yale University Library Gazette, vol. 58, nos. 1-2 (October): 64-73.


Hobhouse, Janet. "The Anatomy of Love: the sculptor Gaston Lachaise devoted his art to celebrating one woman's body,"
, vol. 215 (December): 88-93.


American Figurative Sculpture in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston, Massachusetts: Museum of Fine Arts: 381-389.


Berman, Douglas. "Model and Muse: Sculptors' Wives," Sculpture Review, vol. 36, no. 1-2: 16-23.

Cohen, Milton A. Poet and Painter: The aesthetics of e. e. cummings' Early Work, Detroit, Wayne State University Press:
     34-35, 38-39, 47-49, 51, 68, 80, 171, 246-247, 249-252 and 254.


Busco, Marie. "Manship Sales Away." Art & Auction (November): cover, 166, 168, 170, 172.

Hobhouse, Janet. The Bride Stripped Bare: The Artist and the Female Nude in the 20th Century. New York: Weidenfield & Nicolson:


Marquis, Alice Goldfarb. Alfred H. Barr, Jr., Missionary of the Modern. Chicago and New York: Contemporary Books:
     29, 146, after 210, 328, 353.


Berman, Avis. Rebels on Eighth Street. New York: Macmillan Publishing Co.: 8, 153-154, 181-182, 222-23, 225, 248, 301-302, 336,
     344-345, 371, 388-89, 395, 397, 428.


Rather, Susan. "Paul Manship: Archaism and the Dance," Antiques, vol. 140, August: 218-227
     (Lachaise's Dancing Woman illustrated p. 225).


Rose, Barbara. "Gaston Lachaise and the Heroic Ideal," Gaston Lachaise: Sculpture. New York: Salander-O'Reilly Galleries, Inc.
     Exhibition catalogue from Salander-O'Reilly Galleries, New York, January 2-February 22, 1992,; traveled to Meredith Long & Co.,
     Houston, Texas, March 4-28, 1992; Galerie Gerald Piltzer, Paris.

Wilkin, Karen. "Gaston Lachaise and His Muse," Sculpture Review, vol. 41, no. 2-3: 8-17.

Kimmelman, Michael. "Sensual Sculpture of Gaston Lachaise," The New York Times, B9, February 7.

Rose, Barbara, "Gaston Lachaise Meets the Guerilla Girls," Art and Auction, (March): 46-48.

Wilkin, Karen. "Woman and Gaston Lachaise," The New Criterion, vol. 10 (March): 56-61.

Bourgeois, Louise. "Obsession," Artforum, vol. 30, no. 8, April, pp. 85-87.

Dreishpoon, Douglas. Review of Gaston Lachaise exhibition at Salander-O'Reilly Galleries, ArtNews, vol. 91 (April): 113.

Fournet, Claude. "Au nom du corps," Connaissance des Arts, no. 483 (May): 100-105.

Walker, Richard W. "Lachaise: casting a new era," ArtNews, vol. 91 (May): 29.

Weber, Nicholas Fox. Patron Saints, "Edward Warburg: Introducing Lachaise to America," (book excerpt), Architectural Digest,
     vol. 49 (May): 82.

Adams, Brooks. Review of Gaston Lachaise exhibition at Salander-O'Reilly Galleries, Art in America, vol. 80 (July): 110-111.


Hunter, Sam. Lachaise, photography by David Finn. New York: Cross River Press, a division of Abbeville Press.


Kramer, Hilton. "Monumental Lachaise's 'Private' Sculpture for Our Time," The New York Observer, vol. 8, no. 3 (January 24).


Morgan, Anne Barclay. "Gaston Lachaise," Sculpture, (Washington, DC) vol. 15 (May/June): 74. (Review of the exhibition
     at the Harn Museum, Gainesville, FL.)

Sims, Lowery S. "Gaston Lachaise: Antoinette Kraushaar," The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, vol. 54 (Fall): 60.


Kramer, Hilton. "On Gaston Lachaise," Gaston Lachaise: Sculpture and Drawings, Exhibition catalogue from Salander-O'Reilly Galleries,
     New York, April 28-May 30.


Hornbostel, Paula R. "Gaston Lachaise (1882-1935): Sculptures and Drawings," Connoisseurs Quarterly, Fall: 76-80.


Nordland, Gerald. "Gaston Lachaise: Sculpture, Woman, Goddess, and Idol, 1910-1935," exhibition catalogue,
     Hackett-Freedman Gallery, San Francisco, California, January 10-March 2, 2002.


Wood, Jon. "Gaston Lachaise and 'Elevation' 1912-1927," Henry Moore Institute, Essays on Sculpture, Leeds, UK, 12 pages.

Clair, Jean. "Gaïa et Gorgô"; Paula R. Hornbostel, "Portrait de Belle: Photographies et lettres de Gaston Lachaise"; Kramer, Hilton.
     "La Passion de Gaston Lachaise"; in exhibition catalogue Gaston Lachaise: Rétrospective (1882-1935), Editions Gallimard, Paris.


Budny, Virginia. "Gaston Lachaise's American Venus: The Genesis and Evolution of Elevation," The American Art Journal,
     vol. XXXIV and XXXV, Kennedy Galleries, New York: 62-143.


Toth, Ferenc. "Gaston Lachaise, the Sculptor of Sensuality"; Jean Clair, "Gaïa et Gorgô"; Louise Bourgeois, "Obsession";
     Gaston Lachaise, "A Comment on my Sculpture," in exhibition catalogue A nö, Gaston Lachaise muvészete, published in
     two languages (Hungarian and English), translations by Judit Baranyai, Anikó Hohol, Paula R. Hornbostel; Gábor Horváth,
     Judit Tóth, Szépmüvészeti, Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest.


Budny, Virginia. New York's Left Bank: Art and Artists off Washington Square North 1900-1950, The Author, New York. More Information


Hornbostel, Paula R. "Alain Kirili & Gaston Lachaise: Flesh in Ecstasy," and Alain Kirili, "Gaston Lachaise, a French-American,"
     in exhibition catalogue Alain Kirili & Gaston Lachaise: Sculptures, Salander-O'Reilly Galleries, New York, April 5-May 5. PDF Facsimile

Clair, Jean. "Gaia and Gorgon" translated from the French by Paula R. Hornbostel; Paula R. Hornbostel "Portrait of Isabel:
     The Letters and Photographs of Gaston Lachaise"; Kramer, Hilton. "The Passion of Gaston Lachaise"; in exhibition catalogue
     Gaston Lachaise, 1882-1935, Editions Gallimard, New York. More Information

Lubbock, Tom. "The art of survival," The Independent, Lachaise mention in Bourgeois review. October 10, 2007. More information


Budny, Virginia. "Gaston Lachaise and the Applied Arts," Sculpture Review Spring 2008. More Information

Virginia Budny, "Musical Themes in Sculpture: A Forceful Appeal to the 'Imaginative Intellect,'"
Sculpture Review, vol. 57, no. 4 (Winter 2008), pp. 24-29. More Information


Budny, Virginia. "The Female Form in Twentieth-Century Sculpture," Sculpture Review Winter 2009. More Information

Virginia Budny, "A 'New Eve': Gaston Lachaise's Portrait of Christiana Morgan," The Archon,
The Governor's Academy, Byfield, Mass. (Fall 2009), pp. 10–13.


Journal of the American Institute for Conservation, Vol. 49, No. 1, Spring/Summer 2010
"Gaston Lachaise's Bronze Sculptures in the Fogg Museum" by Julia Day, Virginia Budny et al. pp.1-26. More Information


Libby Bischof and Susan Danly, Maine Moderns: Art in Seguinland 1900–1940,
with catalogue entries by Virginia Budny, Verna Curtis, and Gail Scott. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2011. More Information

Rodin and America: Influence and Adaptation 1876-1936. Edited by Bernard Barryte. Text by Antoinette LeNormand-Romain,
Roberta Tarbell, Ilene Susan Fort. Palo Alto: Stanford University, Cantor Arts Center, 2011. More information

Stieglitz and His Artists: Matisse to O'Keeffe. Edited by Lisa Mintz Messinger; Essays and entries by Magdalena Dabrowski,
Cristel Hollevoet-Force, Lisa Mintz Messinger, Cora Michael, Jessica Murphy, Sabine Rewald, Samantha Rippner, and Thayer Tolles.
New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art/Distributed by Yale University Press, 2011. More information


The Bruce Museum, Face & Figure: The Sculpture of Gaston Lachaise, exhibition catalogue, Kenneth E. Silver, Peter C. Sutton,
and Paula R. Hornbostel with catalogue entries by Laura M. Hovenac Full color, 92 pages Bruce Museum, Greenwich Ct © 2012


Budny, Virginia, "Provocative Extremes: Gaston Lachaise’s Women," Sculpture Review, June 2014, Vol. 63

Gaston Lachaise & Louise Bourgeois, A Juxtaposition, published by Cheim & Read Galleries on the occasion of their
eponymous exhibition at the Art Dealers Association of America, The Art Show at the Park Avenue Armory, New York,
March 5-9, 2014. More Information, Online catalogue


Franck Joubin, Gaston Lachaise (1882-1935). Un sculpteur pour l’Amérique, mémoire de recherche sous la direction de Claire Barbillon,
Paris, Ecole du Louvre, septembre, 2015, 2 vol.


Findlay Galleries, Gaston Lachaise, New York and Palm Beach, exhibition catalogue with essay by Paula Hornbostel.

The New York Studio School, Exuberance on Paper, The Drawings of Gaston Lachaise, forewords by Philippe de Montebello and Linda Nochlin.

Bernard Goldberg Fine Arts, Gaston Lachaise: For the Love of Woman, 2016, foreword by Paula Hornbostel, essay by Virginia Budny.


A New American Sculpture , 1914-1945: Lachaise, Laurent, Nadelman, and Zorach. Edited by Andrew J. Eschelbacher; with essays by
Andrew J. Eschelbacher, Michaela R. Haffner, Ronald Harvey; Shirley Reece-Hughes, and Roberta K. Tarbell, Yale University Press, New Haven, CT.

Traveling exibition:

Portland Museum of Art, Portland, Maine
May 26, 2017–September 8, 2017

Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Memphis, Tennessee
October 14 2017–January 7, 2018

Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, Texas
February 17, 2018-May 13, 2018