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Date:  date unknown

Description: Head and shoulders oval-framed formal studio portrait of Vinnie Ream Hoxie.

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...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Sid standing and carving the sculpture of a woman's torso "Biomorphic Female Abstract in Pink" with a hammer and a chisel in his backyard.

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...

Date: 1949-02-20 

Description: Dorothea Schon, Sun Prairie artist, at work in her studio on her sculpture of Christ the King. When it is completed, the four and a half by three foot wood...

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

"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...

Historical Essay

'Forward' Statue

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

'Forward' statue by Wisconsin artist Jean Pond Miner, 1893. (Museum object #1998.1.1)

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Description: Sculptor Louis Mayer, with his larger-than-life portrait bust of Senator Robert M. La Follette, Sr., modeled in 1919. Mayer was a Milwaukee-born painter a...

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

Date:  date unknown

Description: Helen Farnsworth Mears sitting on a ladder and resting her head against her hand.

Date: 2002 

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

Photograph

Play Scene

Date: 1948-07-10 

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

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: Christmas card of Sid standing in his backyard in the tea garden. Boyum, in grey kimono and straw conical hat and holding a small wooden keg, is standing...

Date: 1914-07 

Description: Starting to raise "Wisconsin" statue onto the dome of the Wisconsin State Capitol (the fourth State Capitol, the third in Madison, 1906 - ). The gilded bro...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Sid Boyum standing in his backyard between the Blue Pillar with Figure and Pelican, and a large white Lantern sculpture. Other sculptures are in the backgr...

Date: 1948-08-25 

Description: Sculptor Stefan Mittler, posed with an 11 feet 6 inch tall statue of St. Peter at his monument works at 29 N. Orchard Street. The statue was intended for N...

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...

Photograph

Karl Bitter

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Description: Portrait of Karl Bitter, sculptor of "Wealth" and other statuary for the Wisconsin State Capitol.

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