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FREEING ART FROM WOOD: The Sculpture of Leslie Garland Bolling
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Titles with an asterisk (*) were displayed in the exhibition at the Library of Virginia. The PDF symbol indicates catalog entries and images for works discovered after April 1, 2006. Click on the PDF symbol (Adobe PDF) to access the entries on these recent discoveries. Exhibited works known before that date are published in the catalog, Freeing Art from Wood: The Sculpture of Leslie Garland Bolling, available from the Virginia Shop at the Library of Virginia, or online.

This list of titles was compiled from exhibition pamphlets and catalogs, published reviews and articles, and correspondence.

 Description
 Airedale
1933
At WorkAt WorkAdobe PDF
1937
Courtesy of the Poehler Family in memory of Raymond Poehler. Photography by Pierre Courtois, LVA
Aunt MondayAunt Monday*
1932
Courtesy of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph L. Antrim. Photography by Pierre Courtois, LVA
Beautiful WomanhoodBeautiful Womanhood*
1931
Courtesy of Constance Porter Uzelac. Photography by Pierre Courtois, LVA
 Billy
Ca. 1935
Bishop BrooksBishop Brooks*
1935
Courtesy of the James K. Hill Collection. Photography by Pierre Courtois, LVA
Boxer [Wild Cat]Boxer [Wild Cat]*
1933
Photograph courtesy of the James Weldon Johnson Memorial Collection of American Negro Arts and Letters, Beinecke Library, Yale University
Brunswick StewBrunswick Stew*
1930s
Courtesy of John M. Camp, Jr. Photography by Pierre Courtois, LVA
 Bunny
Ca. 1935
 Cooking on Saturday
Ca. 1937
Cousin–on–FridayCousin–on–Friday*
1935
Courtesy of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, gift of Alexander D. Weddell, 1944.2.1. Photography by Katherine Wetzel
 Curves
Ca. 1935
 Dancer [see Salome I]
DespairDespairAdobe PDF
Ca. 1935
Courtesy of Harriette D. Davidson. Photography by Pierre Courtois, LVA
 Dr. W. T. Johnson
1932
 Dry Cleaning
1930s
 Enchanted Grace
Ca. 1928
F. D. R.F. D. R.*
1940
Courtesy of the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library & Museum, Hyde Park, NY. Photography by Paul Stokes
 Figure Study
Ca. 1933
Fish ManFish Man  Adobe PDF
1935
Courtesy of Steve and Jackie Coleman. Photography by Pierre Courtois, LVA
 George’s Delight
Ca. 1933
 Half Moon [see New Moon]
 Hobo
Ca. 1938
Ice ManIce Man*
1937
Courtesy of Hilary Ward Schnadt and Clarence D. Schnadt. Photography by James Fraher
 Inspiration
Ca. 1933
JanitorJanitor*
1940
Courtesy of the Harmon and Harriet Kelley Foundation for the Arts, San Antonio
Joshua KinneyJoshua Kinney*
1938
Courtesy of Second Presbyterian Church, Richmond. Photography by Pierre Courtois, LVA
 Lion of Lucerne
1930s
 Lum and Abner
1942
 Mama on Wednesday [Sewing]
1935
 Marian Anderson
1940
 Market Woman
Ca. 1932
 Meditation
Ca. 1935
 Mother and Child
Ca. 1926
 Mother’s Happiness
Ca. 1928
Mrs. RooseveltMrs. Roosevelt*
1940
Courtesy of the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library & Museum, Hyde Park, NY. Photography by Paul Stokes
 Music
1930s
 My Idol
Ca. 1937
 My Inspiration
1930s
 My Model
Ca. 1935
New Moon [also known as Half Moon]New Moon [also known as Half Moon]*
1933
Courtesy of Constance Porter Uzelac. Photography by Pierre Courtois, LVA
 Nude
Ca. 1935
Nude [Painted]Nude [Painted]*
Ca. 1933
Courtesy of Marshall Goodman. Photography by Pierre Courtois, LVA
Nude with BookNude with Book*
1930s
Courtesy of Avis E. Holmes, Patty D. Brown, and Reuben B. Greene. Photography by Pierre Courtois, LVA
 On Thursday–Gossip
Ca. 1936
 Parson on Sunday
Ca. 1937
 Pipe
1933
Private collection.
 Plantation Tunes
1930s
 Portrait Bust
Ca. 1933
 Portrait Bust of a Friend
Ca. 1937
 Puffed Sleeves
Ca. 1935
 Pure Butter
Ca. 1939
Queen of DreamsQueen of Dreams*
Ca. 1937
Courtesy of Carol Hoffman. Photography by Suzanne Van Bylevelt
Quilt MakingQuilt Making*
1930s
Courtesy of John M. Camp, Jr. Photography by Pierre Courtois, LVA
 Reclining Figure
Ca. 1933
 Reclining Figure 2
Ca. 1937
Red CapRed Cap
Ca. 1937
 Rock of Ages
Ca. 1935
 Rose
Ca. 1935
RunnerRunner
1933
 Salome I [also known as Dancer]
Ca. 1933
 Salome II
Ca. 1935
Salome IIISalome III*
1935
Courtesy of Marlene Jackson. Photography by Pierre Courtois, LVA
 Save America
1941
Exhibited 1943
Saver of SolesSaver of Soles*
1941
Courtesy of Carol Hoffman. Photography by Suzanne Van Bylevelt
ShopperShopper*
1933
Courtesy of R. Clark and Barbara Gillett. Photography by Jim Cawthorne, Camera One
Shot PutterShot Putter  Adobe PDF
Ca. 1935
Courtesy of an anonymous lender. Photography by Pierre Courtois, LVA
Sister Tuesday [Ironing]Sister Tuesday [Ironing]*
1934
Courtesy of Carol Hoffman. Photography by Suzanne Van Bylevelt
 Soap Making
Ca. 1940
 Son of Alfred Stratford
1940
Sowin’ SeedSowin’ Seed*
1941
Courtesy of Michael L. Sanyour, Jr. Photography by Fred Pfaff
Standing WomanStanding Woman*
Ca. 1934
Courtesy of Jerome Gray. Photography by Pierre Courtois, LVA
 Steam Engine
1945
 Study of Curves
Ca. 1937
 Thomas C. Parker
1935
Tyree BakerTyree Baker*
1939
Courtesy of Shelby Vincent. Photography by Pierre Courtois, LVA
 Woman and Babe
1930s
Woman Brushing Her HairWoman Brushing Her Hair*
1938
Courtesy of Jeffrey W. Parker. Photography by Pierre Courtois, LVA
Woman Brushing Her Hair (version 2)Woman Brushing Her Hair (version 2)*
1941
Courtesy of E. H. Thompson. Photography by Pierre Courtois, LVA
 Woman Churning
1938
Woman CookingWoman CookingAdobe PDF
1942
Courtesy of Bill Robinson. Photography by Pierre Courtois, LVA
Woman ShoppingWoman Shopping*
1930s
Courtesy of Avis E. Holmes, Patty D. Brown, and Reuben B. Greene. Photography by Pierre Courtois, LVA
Woman’s HeadWoman’s Head*
1932
Photograph courtesy of the James Weldon Johnson Memorial Collection of American Negro Arts and Letters, Beinecke Library, Yale University
Worker’s HandWorker’s Hand*
Ca. 1934
Courtesy of the Valentine Richmond History Center. Photography by Pierre Courtois, LVA
WorkmanWorkman
Ca. 1935
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