Another gift from the internet -- the son of Lorenzo Dominguez (1901-1963) showed me the website the family made for his father -- cataloging all the work made in Chile, Spain, and finally Argentina.
Father Sebastian from Easter Island
His portraits are what blow me away -- so simple -- so different -- so expressive -- reminding me of the great Japanese portraits of the 14th Century -- as if there were an interior life that was bursting outward to become the features of a face, rather than an attempt to copy what a person looks like.
Whether of specific people like the ones above
Prim Young Lady
Or types of people
I also think he did a very strong crucifix (this one was cast in bronze 25 years after it was modeled)
I'm less enthusiastic about his female nudes -- he gives them such heavy feet !
But this one is my favorite.
(I get the feeling that he was one epiphany away from becoming a priest)