Gaston Lachaise (March 19, 1882 – October 18, 1935) was an American sculptor of French birth, active in the early 20th century. A native of Paris, he was most noted for his female nudes such as Standing Woman. Gaston Lachaise was taught the refinement of European sculpture while living in France. He met a young American woman who inspired him that went by the name of Isabel Nagel. Not too late in his life, Gaston Lachaise moved to America. His move to America helped mature his craft, himself as well, and he was influenced and inspired by American ways. Gaston Lachaise helped redefine the female nude in a, at the time, new and powerful manner. His drawings also reflected his new style of the female form. He is known for his sculptures, mostly; the majority of his famous works are his sculptures.
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