"Georges Fite-waters (1894-1961) - Man With A Mustache"Bust portrait of a man with a mustache.
Bronze with dark patina tinged with green.
Cubic base in black granite.
Valsuani lost wax casting.
Foundry stamp "Valsuani lost wax".
Signed on the back "Waters".
Georges Fite-Waters (1894-1961) is an American sculptor trained in New York. He finished his training in France where he was Rodin's last student. After the war, he worked in London. He traveled to Italy before settling again in Paris.
In 1928, he offered the city of Portland a statue of American President Abraham Lincoln, a bronze from the Valsuani fondery.
But Fite-Waters is mainly interested in portraiture. Among his celebrity portraits are those of composer Giacomo Puccini, James K. Hackett, an American actor playing Shakespeare in Paris, Sacha Guitry and the Russian tenor, Wladimir Rosing.