Gerda Rubinstein (1931-2022)

At The Gallery we are extremely proud to represent the work of the renowned sculptor Gerda Rubinstein. Several of her works can be viewed here and pieces from editions of life sized figures can be commissioned.

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Gerda Rubinstein jumping girl sculpture Gerda Rubinstein Lucinda figure marble resin sculpture
Gerda Rubinstein artist portrait


Gerda Rubinstein’s accurate observation, detailed visual memory and understanding of the body gives a natural expression of weight, tension and movement to her figurative work. Her extraordinary ability in this field expresses the natural poetry of the human figure.

In addition to her more recent work, Gerda completed two life sized pieces which have been specifically commissioned from her smaller works  produced some years ago.

“Makarova” the Russian ballerina, originally produced at 12” high and “Exuberance” an excited youth kicking the air with joy which was originally produced at 25” high. With the assistance of the Ryman & Leader Studio at Newbury, the pieces were scaled up to 5’ high allowing her to concentrate on the detail of the final clays prior to mould making.

The commissions have now been delivered and another five pieces of each are available from the limited editions. The works are produced in bronze resin and may be sited within garden landscapes or internally.

Gerda Rubinstein has historic links with Harlow through her early commissions from Sir Frederick Gibberd, and the Harlow Arts Trust. Four works can be found in the renowned Harlow Sculpture collection and a further three at the Gibberd Garden and over thirty works are in treasured private collections in the area.

A centre piece at the Gibberd Garden is Gerda Rubinstein’s “Lucinda” a 7’ tall female nude. Commissioned by Sir Frederick in 1979 the work has recently undergone restoration by the artist and moulds have been taken. The first cast from the edition of ten is now sited in the garden and a further two have been purchased. From the remaining seven there is still the opportunity to commission further pieces in either bronze or marble resin.

On the 5th of October 2018 Gerda Rubinstein was presented with a Heart for Harlow Community Award, in recognition of her contribution to the arts in Harlow.
Very sadly Gerda passed away in the spring of 2022 and you may read her obituary here
We will continue to enjoy the fabulous sculptural legacy that she has left us all, in both public and private collections.

Prices for life-size works:
Makarova in bronze resin £9,000
Exuberance in bronze resin £9,000
Lucinda in bronze or white marble resin £9,800.00

Gallery scale works in bronze resin from £900 - £1,800.00