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Oral history interview with John Kearney, 2009 Mar. 12-13

Interviewee:
Kearney, John, 1924-2014  Search this
Interviewer:
Richards, Judith Olch, 1947-  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Sculptors -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)15657
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)282400
AAA_collcode_kearne09
Theme:
Chicago's Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_282400

Oral history interview with John Kearney

Interviewee:
Kearney, John, 1924-  Search this
Interviewer:
Richards, Judith Olch  Search this
Extent:
5 Items (wav files (5 hr., 28 min.), digital)
140 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
2009 Mar. 12-13
Scope and Contents:
An interview of John Kearney conducted 2009 Mar. 12-13, by Judith Olch Richards, for the Archives of American Art, in Kearney's studio, in Chicago, Ill.
Biographical / Historical:
Interviewee John Kearney (1924- ) is an artist and sculptor in Chicago, Ill. Judith Olch Richards (1947- ) is former executive director of iCI in New York, N.Y. Kearney was educated at Cranbrook Academy of Art and Universita per Stranieri and is the co-founder of Contemporary Art Workshop in Chicago.
General:
Originally recorded on 5 sound discs. Reformatted in 2010 as 5 digital wav files. Duration is 5 hr., 28 min.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and administrators.
Topic:
Sculptors -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.kearne09
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-kearne09

John Kearney papers

Creator:
Kearney, John, 1924-  Search this
Extent:
2.9 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1951-2014
Scope and Contents:
The papers of sculptor John Kearney date from 1951-2014 and include subject files and printed material. Subject files may contain correspondence, photographs and printed material.
Biographical / Historical:
John Kearney (1924-2014) was a sculptor in Chicago, Illinois.
Provenance:
Donated 2015 and 2017 by Lynn Kearney, John Kearney's widow.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Occupation:
Sculptors -- Illinois -- Chicago  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.kearjohn
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-kearjohn

John Kearney papers, 1951-2014

Creator:
Kearney, John, 1924-2014  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)16233
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)370266
AAA_collcode_kearjohn
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_370266

Two Giraffes, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Kearney, John 1924-2014  Search this
Medium:
Sculpture: chrome car bumpers; Base: concrete
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Place:
Illinois
Chicago
Date:
1978
Topic:
Animal--Giraffe  Search this
Control number:
IAS 87580048
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_296178

Elephant, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Kearney, John 1924-2014  Search this
Medium:
Chrome or steel car bumpers
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Administered by Chicago Park District Preservation Planning Division 425 East McFetridge Drive Chicago Illinois 60605
Located Lincoln Park Zoological Gardens 2200 North Cannon Drive Chicago Illinois 60614
Date:
1982
Topic:
Animal--Elephant  Search this
Control number:
IAS 87580052
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_296182

The Quorum, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Kearney, John 1924-2014  Search this
Medium:
Welded chrome-plated automobile bumpers mounted on steel rods
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures-Fountain
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Administered by Bramalea Properties Urban Properties Group 901 Main Street Dallas Texas 75202
Located Nations Bank Plaza 901 Main Street Dallas Texas
Date:
July 18, 1985
Topic:
Animal--Amphibian--Frog  Search this
Control number:
IAS 71500214
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_299468

Deer, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Kearney, John 1924-2014  Search this
Medium:
Chrome-plated auto bumpers
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Aon Center 200 East Randolph Street Plaza Chicago Illinois 60680
Date:
1985. Commissioned spring 1985. Installed Dec. 14, 1985
Topic:
Animal--Deer  Search this
Control number:
IAS 87720007
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_299493

Key Deer, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Kearney, John 1924-2014  Search this
Medium:
Sculpture: chrome bumpers; Base: concrete
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Heartsprings 2400 North Jardine Wichita Kansas 67219
Date:
1977
Topic:
Animal--Deer  Search this
Control number:
IAS 88410067
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_302283

Horse, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Kearney, John 1924-2014  Search this
Medium:
Chrome bumpers
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Fourth Financial Center Corporation, Bank IV 100 North Broadway Wichita Kansas 67202
Date:
Copyrighted 1975. 1977
Topic:
Animal--Horse  Search this
Control number:
IAS 88410068
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_302284

Minotaurs, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Kearney, John 1924-2014  Search this
Medium:
Chromium-plated steel car bumpers on a base of wheel rims
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Place:
Illinois
Chicago
Date:
1984
Topic:
Mythology--Classical--Minotaur  Search this
Abstract  Search this
Control number:
IAS IL000074
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_310294

Gorilla, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Kearney, John 1924-2014  Search this
Medium:
Chrome car bumpers
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Place:
Illinois
Chicago
Date:
1983
Topic:
Animal--Ape  Search this
Control number:
IAS IL000075
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_310295

Tyrannosaurus Rex, (sculpture)

Title:
Rex, (sculpture)
Dinosaur, (sculpture)
Sculptor:
Kearney, John 1924-2014  Search this
Medium:
Car bumpers on a concrete base
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Crown Products 1600 Powis Court Dinosaur Park West Chicago Illinois 60185
Date:
Commissioned 1988.; Installed 1989
Topic:
Animal--Other--Dinosaur  Search this
Control number:
IAS IL000203
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_312404

Stegosaurus, (sculpture)

Title:
Stu, (sculpture)
Dinosaur, (sculpture)
Sculptor:
Kearney, John 1924-2014  Search this
Medium:
Car bumpers on a concrete base
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Crown Products 1600 Powis Court Dinosaur Park West Chicago Illinois 60185
Date:
Autumn 1991
Topic:
Animal--Other--Dinosaur  Search this
Control number:
IAS IL000204
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_312405

Giraffe, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Kearney, John 1924-2014  Search this
Medium:
Car bumpers on a concrete base
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Crown Products 1600 Powis Court Dinosaur Park West Chicago Illinois 60185
Date:
1992
Topic:
Animal--Giraffe  Search this
Control number:
IAS IL000206
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_312406

Clydesdale Horse, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Kearney, John 1924-2014  Search this
Medium:
Car bumpers on a concrete base
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Crown Products 1600 Powis Court Dinosaur Park West Chicago Illinois 60185
Date:
1992
Topic:
Animal--Horse  Search this
Control number:
IAS IL000207
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_312407

Triceratops, (sculpture)

Title:
Dinosaur, (sculpture)
Sculptor:
Kearney, John 1924-2014  Search this
Medium:
Car bumpers on a concrete base
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Crown Products 1600 Powis Court Dinosaur Park West Chicago Illinois 60185
Date:
1991
Topic:
Animal--Other--Dinosaur  Search this
Control number:
IAS IL000205
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_312542

Silverbolt, (sculpture)

Title:
Detroit Horse Power IV, (sculpture)
Sculptor:
Kearney, John 1924-2014  Search this
Medium:
Horse: chrome-plated steel car bumpers; Base: concrete
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
City of Detroit Children's Museum 67 East Kirby Front lawn Detroit Michigan
Date:
1971-1972. Dedicated March 2, 1972
Topic:
Animal--Horse  Search this
Control number:
IAS MI000088
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_319090

Two Steers, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Kearney, John 1924-2014  Search this
Medium:
Sculpture: chrome-plated automobile bumpers, welded; Foundation: concrete
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Administered by Sedgwick County Coliseum 1229 East 85th North Wichita Kansas 67147
Located Kansas Coliseum North of Wichita on Highway 35 Wichita Kansas
Date:
1972
Topic:
Animal--Cattle  Search this
Control number:
IAS KS000208
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_325006

The Tin Man, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Kearney, John 1924-2014  Search this
Medium:
Car bumpers
Type:
Sculptures
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Owner/Location:
Administered by Chicago Park District Preservation Planning Division 425 East McFetridge Drive Chicago Illinois 60605
Located Oz Park 2021 N. Burling Street Chicago Illinois 60614
Date:
Installed Oct.1995
Topic:
Literature--Character--Tin Man  Search this
Literature--Baum--Wizard of Oz  Search this
Control number:
IAS 71500986
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_439434

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