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Sculptor:
Kaufman, Mico 1924-2016  Search this
Subject:
Sullivan, Anne  Search this
Keller, Helen  Search this
Medium:
Sculpture: bronze; Base: pink granite
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Administered by Town of Tewksbury Town Hall Tewksbury Massachusetts 01876
Located Town Hall Side lawn Tewksbury Massachusetts
Date:
1985
Notes:
Carlock, Marty, "A Guide to Public Art in Greater Boston," Boston: Harvard Common Press, 1988.
Save Outdoor Sculpture, Massachusetts survey, 1993.
Image on file.
(On sculpture, near ground:) Mico K. SC 1985 (On top of base, right front side:) "WATER"/Mico Kaufman SC/1985 (On top of base, back side:) ANNE SULLIVAN, TEACHER AND HELEN KELLER signed Founder's mark appears.
The information provided about this artwork was compiled as part of the Smithsonian American Art Museum's Inventories of American Painting and Sculpture database, designed to provide descriptive and location information on artworks by American artists in public and private collections worldwide.
Summary:
The sculpture depicts Anne Sullivan teaching Helen Keller her first word in sign language. Anne Sullivan and Helen Keller are seated on the ground next to each other. With her proper left hand Anne Sullivan forms the sign language word for "water" in Helen's proper right hand. The figures are modeled out of a roughly finished bronze and the sculpture rests on a short oval polished granite base.
Topic:
Portrait female--Full length  Search this
Occupation--Education--Teacher  Search this
State of Being--Handicapped--Blind  Search this
State of Being--Handicapped--Deaf  Search this
State of Being--Handicapped--Mute  Search this
Control number:
IAS 87740276
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_299875