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Sculptor:
Fraser, Laura Gardin 1889-1966  Search this
Founder:
Kunst Foundry  Search this
Medium:
Each sculpture: bronze; Each base: stone
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Elks National Memorial and Headquarters 2750 North Lakeview Avenue Entrance Chicago Illinois 60657
Date:
1927. Copyrighted 1927
Notes:
Save Outdoor Sculpture, Illinois, Chicago survey, 1992.
Bach, Ira J., and Mary Lackritz Gray, "A Guide to Chicago's Public Sculpture," Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1983, pg. 174.
Riedy, James L., "Chicago Sculpture," Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 1981, pg. 168.
"The Story of Elkdom," Chicago: Grand Lodge of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks of the United States of American, 1931, pg. 32-33.
Image on file.
Riedy, James L., "Chicago Sculpture," Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 1981, pg. 168.
(Left corner of sculpture:) Laura Gardin Fraser (Back left side of north elk:) Kunst Foundry NY 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:
Two identical elks positioned facing each other on rectangular bases which flank the stairway leading to the memorial. Their heads are held erect and they are sitting with their legs tucked underneath of them.
Topic:
Animal--Deer  Search this
Control number:
IAS IL000476
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_317591