The Family, circa 1930s
21 ½ H. x 9 ½ W. x 6 ½ D. inches
Signed on base: Perna Krick
Perna Krick (1909, Greenville, Ohio – 9 March 1991, Baltimore, Maryland) was an American sculptor, painter and teacher. The daughter of Harry E. and Perna Krick, she was born and raised in Greenville, Ohio, and attended the school of the Dayton Art Instiutute. She came to Baltimore in 1927 to attend the Rinehart School of Sculpture at the MICA, where she studied under J. Maxwell Miller and won two traveling scholarships to Europe. She later taught children’s art classes at MICA, where Joan Erbe was one of her students. Her husband established the Perna Krick & Reuben Kramer Fellowship in her memory, an annual scholarship awarded to a student at the Rinehart School of Sculpture. He also donated their house/studio to MICA, which is used to house visiting artists.