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"The West" Statue

Date:  date unknown

Description: "The West" statue at the first floor southwest entrance the Wisconsin State Capitol. Vinnie Ream Hoxie modeled this statue in 1866-1868. It was carved in R...

Date: 1918 ca.

Description: Original caption: "Universal Actor as Sculptor Ben Wilson spends leisure hours at favorite pastime--the making of statuary. Here he is modeling a statuet...

Date: 1914-07-20 

Description: The bronze statue "Wisconsin," by Daniel Chester French, is hoisted to the top of the Wisconsin State Capitol dome.

Date: 1924 

Description: Sculptor Gutzon Borglum at work on his bust of Robert M. La Follette, Sr., and Burton K. Wheeler. The medallion was the official medal of La Follette's Ind...

Photograph

Play Scene

Date: 1948-07-10 

Description: Janet Kuhlman, Cherlyn Litchfield, and Larry Litchfield are modeling clay inside Marquette School.

Date: 1966 

Description: A man, possibly sculptor Howard Hastings, leans over a clay model of a "Multipurpose Safety Utility Vehicle" during the first styling seminar at the Fort W...

Date: 1953-08-11 

Description: Portrait of two members of the Madison Art Foundation board of directors, Elizabeth Harris (left), sculptress, and Gertrude Puestow, ceramicist. In the bac...

Photograph

North Pediment

Date:  date unknown

Description: North Pediment, called "Learning of the World, by the sculptor Attilio Piccirilli. This is one of four groups of granite statuary on the exterior of the Wi...

Date: 1948 

Description: An artist sculpts a bust from photographs of Margaret McGuire, the first Alice in Dairyland, most likely to be displayed at the Wisconsin Centennial Exposi...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Vignetted carte-de-visite portrait of Harriet Hosmer (1830-1908), Massachusetts-based sculptor. Handwritten inscription at bottom of card reads, "Harriet...

Photograph

"Wisconsin" Statue

Date: 1971-04-11 

Description: "Wisconsin", the bronze statue which was sculpted by Daniel Chester French, covered in gold leaf, atop the Wisconsin State Capitol. The piece includes a ba...

Photograph

South Pediment

Date:  date unknown

Description: South Pediment, called "The Virtues and Traits of Character", by the sculptor Adolph Weinman. One of four groups of granite statuary on the exterior of the...

Brief biography of Helen Farnsworth Mears, the sculptress whose nine-foot statue, "Genius of Wisconsin," now stands in the WI state capitol.

Photograph

Vinnie Ream Hoxie

Date:  date unknown

Description: Head and shoulders portrait of Vinnie Ream Hoxie, Wisconsin sculptor. The only sculptor for whom Lincoln posed, Ream received the controversial commission...

Date: 1949-02-06 

Description: Three award winners at the Madison Artists Exhibition. From left are Arthur Anderson of Stoughton, watercolor; Mrs. Martha Lauritzen of Madison, ceramics;...

Photograph

Adolf Weinman

Date:  date unknown

Description: Portrait of sculptor Adolph Weinman. He sculpted the South Pediment at the Wisconsin State Capitol, and the seated figure of Abraham Lincoln that sits in f...

Photograph

Attilio Piccirilli

Date:  date unknown

Description: Portrait of Attilio Piccirilli, sculptor of many figures adorning the Wisconsin State Capitol. Attilio was one of several brothers who operated a stonecarv...

Photograph

Student Sculptor

Date: 1933-12-12 

Description: University of Wisconsin student sculpts a statue surrounded by small sculptures in the old student Union building.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Portrait of Daniel C. French, sculptor of the figure, "Wisconsin" which graces the top of the Wisconsin State Capitol dome. French met George Post at the C...

Date:  date unknown

Description: "Genius of Wisconsin" statue, originally sculpted by Helen Mears for the Columbian Exposition of 1893. It was later recreated in marble by the Piccirilli B...

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