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Industry, Education, Eagle, Aviation, Agriculture, (sculpture)

Catalog Data

Architect:
Barbarossa, Theodore Cotillo 1906-  Search this
Assistant:
La Salle, Dominic  Search this
Bartoli, Guiseppe  Search this
Henn, Rudolph  Search this
Medium:
Cast stone or limestone
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures-Architectural component
Sculptures-Relief
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Geneva Post Office 67 Castle Street Geneva New York 14456
Date:
1938
Notes:
Save Outdoor Sculpture, New York survey, 1994.
Image on file.
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.
Summary:
Five rectangular, Art Deco style bas-relief panels depicting scenes of Industry, Education, Aviation, Agriculture, and an eagle are installed on the brick facade of a post office. To the far left is Industry, depicting gears and a man holding a hammer. To its proper left is Education, showing a student, a book, and a lamp of learning. In the center, over the post office entrance, is a panel with an eagle with spread wings. To the proper left of the eagle panel is Aviation, depicting a man carrying an airplane. On the far right is Agriculture, showing a woman carrying a sheaf of wheat, with a rising or setting sun in the bottom left corner.
Topic:
Allegory--Arts & Sciences--Agriculture  Search this
Allegory--Arts & Sciences--Education  Search this
Allegory--Arts & Sciences--Industry  Search this
Allegory--Arts & Sciences--Transportation  Search this
Figure group  Search this
Animal--Bird--Eagle  Search this
Architecture--Vehicle--Airplane  Search this
Occupation--Education--Student  Search this
Object--Foliage--Wheat  Search this
Object--Furniture--Lamp  Search this
Object--Written Matter--Book  Search this
Object--Tool--Hammer  Search this
Control number:
IAS NY001063
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_340793