This survivor of the Armenian genocide wound up in a Cairo orphanage in 1927. He rose to fame as one of Egypt’s great modernists, but after moving to Long Island late in life he withdrew into anonymity. Now his compelling story is being told.
If Degas had developed his dance sculpture beyond his many small maquettes he may have matched Kelsey. But as this was never his intention the highest standard for dance sculpture must be conferred upon her.