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Taft, Lorado Zadoc 1860-1936  Search this
Paduke, Chief  Search this
Sculpture: Georgia marble; Base: stone
Indian  Search this
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Administered by City of Paducah Parks and Leisure Services of Paducah 1400 H. C. Mathis Drive Paducah Kentucky 42002
Located 19th & Jefferson Street, center island Paducah Kentucky
1909. Dedicated May 19, 1909. Relocated June 3, 1937
Save Outdoor Sculpture, Kentucky survey, 1994.
National Park Service, American Monuments and Outdoor Sculpture Database, KY0072, 1989.
Monumental News, Jan. 1910, pg. 22.
SOS Assessment Award, 2000.
Inventory staff, 2001.
Image on file.
Neuman, Fred G., "Paducahans in History," Paducah, KY: Young Printing Company, 1922, 3rd ed.
(Front of base, incised lettering:) CHIEF/PADUKE/FOR WHOM/GEN. WILLIAM CLARK/NAMED PADUCAH. (Back of base:) Erected by Paducah Chapter/Daughters of the American Revolution/1909. unsigned
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.
Chief Paduke sits barechested atop a pedestal, a braid hanging over each shoulder, looking to his proper left. He holds a large drum between his legs, with his left arm resting on top of the drum and his proper right arm encircling it. The sculpture is mounted upon a square base decorated with Art Nouveau geometric and floral designs. A drinking fountain is located on the lower section of each side.
Portrait male--Full length  Search this
Ethnic--Chickasaw  Search this
Ethnic--Comanche  Search this
Occupation--Other--Chief  Search this
Dress--Ethnic--Indian Dress  Search this
Control number:
IAS KY000251
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums