New York and London: Funk & Wagnalls Company, 1937. Photos of Edstrom's sculptures. First Edition. Cloth. Tall 8vo, maroon buckram with gold lettering on two black spine labels, illustrated with glossy frontispiece of "Defiant Lucifer," and 14 B&W glossy plates depicting the sculptor's creations, viii, [ix-xii] + 340 pages. Weight: 1 lb. 12 oz. Fine / None. Item #5487
Peter David Edstrom (a.k.a. David Edstrom; 1873 – 1938) was a Swedish-born American sculptor. At various times, Edstrom studied at the Royal Swedish Acadeemy of Arts; then in Florence at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Firenze where he created a famous sculpture called "Caliban" (1900); then in Paris, he became a controversial member of the Gertrude Stein circle.
In the Foreword to his autobiography, Edstrom has also been described as: "A lover of beauty, a philosopher, a poet, a great sculptor, a seer of vast conceptions, a struggler with the most sordid, cruel, and the most luxurious evils, he tells with shameless honesty the story of a life of extraordinary richness"-- R. Hughes.