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Moses, 1965


549 cm (H)

University of Lethbridge, Lethbridge, AB

Los Angeles County Museum, Los Angeles, CA

Tel Aviv Museum, Tel Aviv, Israel

Etrog’s Moses became well known when it was exhibited in the 1966 Canadian pavilion during the Venice Biennale and later participating in the international fair Expo 67 which took place in Montreal in celebration of Canada’s centennial year.


The sculpture is a homage, both in form and title, to Michelangelo’s Moses, which Etrog saw when living and working in Italy; The Renaissance sculpture’s horns, the tablets of law and the elaborate beard all appear in Etrog’s creation but as geometric, abstracted forms, thus revealing Etrog’s immersion in the history of Western art as well as his ability to operate freely within this tradition.

Moses, 1964


127 cm (H)

The Sorel Etrog Collection, Hennick Family Wellness Centre, Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, ON

Piccolo Moses, 1964


34.5 cm (H)

Private Collection

Moses, 1965
Moses, 1964
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