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Sculptor:
Farley, James O. 1935-1993  Search this
Founder:
Arizona Bronze  Search this
Subject:
Webb, Del E  Search this
Medium:
Sculpture: bronze; Base: concrete and tile
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Administered by Del Webb Corporation 2231 East Camelback Road Phoenix Arizona 85016
Located Bell Recreation Center 16828 North 99th Avenue Sun City Arizona
Date:
1981. Dedicated Nov. 21, 1981
Notes:
Save Outdoor Sculpture, Arizona survey, 1994.
Image on file.
(On plinth in front of proper left foot:) J. Farley (copyright symbol) 81 (On blueprint, rear bottom corner:) James Farley 1981 (On center plaque on base, raised: history of Del E. Webb's life) (On plaque on left side of base, raised: list of names on sculpture committee) (On plaque on right side of base, raised:) DEL E. WEBB/BORN/MAY 17, 1899/IN/FRESNO CALIFORNIA/DIED/JULY 4, 1974/HE CREATED THE "ACTIVE RETIREMENT" CONCEPT BY PREMIERING/SUN CITY, ARIZONA IN JANUARY, 1960. OF HIS NUMEROUS ACCOM-/PLISHMENTS, SUN CITY WAS HIS MOST SATISFYING. A MODEST MAN,/DEL WEBB ATTRIBUTED SUN CITY'S SUCCESS TO ITS PEOPLE WHEN/HE SAID, "CONCRETE, STEEL AND LUMBER MAKE THE BUILDINGS, BUT PEOPLE MAKE THE COMMUNITY." signed Founder's mark appears.
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Summary:
Standing figure of Del E. Webb. He is dressed in a business suit, a tie and wears glasses. Proper right foot rests on a carpenters bench. Proper right hand holds an unrolled set of blue-prints depicting a plan for Sun City.
Topic:
Portrait male--Full length  Search this
Occupation--Industry--Construction  Search this
Occupation--Sport--Baseball  Search this
Control number:
IAS AZ000461
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_328198