Jesus Sculptures by Cybis

Jesus Sculptures by Cybis

The majority of representations of Jesus produced by the Cybis studio date from the 1950s and, as far as we know, those were all cast from molds they purchased from commercial mold companies such as Holland, Atlantic, and others. The Jesus sculptures fall into four categories: busts, full figures, crucifixes, and wall mounted items such [...]

The Cybis Angelic Orchestra

The Cybis Angelic Orchestra

Among the unusual 1940s 'papka' composition figures by Cybis is a charming group of six angels, each playing an instrument, called the Angelic Orchestra.  They were listed, but not pictured, in the 1971 museum exhibit catalog Cybis in Retrospect. Each angel is approximately 14" high and dates from the earliest years of the Cybis studio. [...]

A Rare Cordey-to-Cybis Madonna and Child

A Rare Cordey-to-Cybis Madonna and Child

As shown in the 1940s Cybis Retail post, occasionally items from that era are found with either a dual signature (Cordey plus Cybis) on the same piece and, in a very few instances, a standard Cordey design item has been found bearing the "M.B. Cybis" signature instead. There aren't many of these "duals" and "duplicates" [...]

Cybis Porcelain Religious Pieces

Cybis Porcelain Religious Pieces

This final category of religious studies in Cybis porcelain looks at their saint figures as well as miscellaneous items such as plaques and holy water fonts. The vast majority of the items shown below date from the 1950s. All of them were open (non-limited) editions except for the 1981 limited edition of Saint Peter. The [...]

Pope John Paul II by Cybis

Pope John Paul II by Cybis

Despite the fact that the Cybis studio produced numerous religious studies since the early 1950s, they only produced one papal portrait: a bust of Pope John Paul II. There was only a single design/mold but it was produced in four separate editions and sizes at different times, eventually comprising four different colorways and offering various [...]

The Holy Child of Prague by Cybis

The Holy Child of Prague by Cybis

Given the Cybis Studio's roots in Eastern Europe it isn't surprising that they produced several iterations of the famed 16th century statue long associated with the city of Prague, Czech Republic (although it is said to have originally been made in Spain.) The original statue dating from the mid 1500s is 19" high, carved from [...]

Angels by Cybis Porcelain

Angels by Cybis Porcelain

Angels and cherubs emerged from the Cybis studio ever since its earliest days in 1940s New York where Boleslaw and Marja Cybis created their “papka” frescoes and sculptures. The angels below are listed chronologically. None of them were limited editions. An intriguing group of six angels produced between 1940 and 1942 in “papka” composition was [...]