Immigrant Mother is a public artwork by Croatian artist Ivan Meštrović located in Cathedral Square Park in Milwaukee, United States. The bronze sculpture sits on a red base and depicts a mother with her children. Meštrovićs Immigrant Mother is located in Milwaukees Cathedral Square, opposite the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist and it stands 7 feet high on top of a 4 feet and 4 inches tall pedestal. The female figure carries a baby in her arms, while a child stands beside her. Bruce was a business manager in Milwaukee born from German parents. He established the Bruce Publishing Company, and is best known for his efforts in developing and administering the Milwaukee Auditorium, the esteemed businessman was president of the Milwaukee Harbor Commission and instrumental in developing Milwaukees position as a world port on the Seaway. He even published a history of the City of Milwaukee. Due to his public service career, Bruce gained the sobriquet Mr. Milwaukee. Bruce bequeathed $30,000 to the city of Milwaukee for the creation of a sculpture that symbolized universal motherhood and it was to be dedicated to his mother, Apollonia Becker Bruce, as well as to all immigrant mothers bringing up children in the New World.
Immigrant Mother was placed in Cathedral Square in recognition of Bruces lifelong devotion to the Roman Catholic Church, the sculpture demonstrates the dignity of motherhood. It depicts a mother carrying one child, with child at her side. Tool marks are apparent on the rough surface. This piece was dedicated in honor of immigrant mothers on October 1st,1960 by the Modern Art Foundry
Referee is a public artwork by American artist Tom Queoff, located on the south entrance of the U. S. Cellular Arena, which is in Milwaukee, United States, the 9 foot laminated marble sculpture depicts an abstracted referee with legs spread apart and arms raised. Tom Queoffs Referee is made of white laminated travertine marble which has carved into the simplified figure of a referee. The referee stands with his legs out in an inverted V shape and his face consists of a negative oval space. There are no inscriptions on the sculpture, Referee was funded through the Comprehensive Employment and Training Act, a program that operated in Wisconsin from 1977 through 1981. The programs goal was to give university-trained artists the opportunity to create artworks, thirty Wisconsin artists participated in CETA during its short run. Tom Queoff joined the City of Milwaukees CETA from 1977 to 1978, during this time he shared a studio with another sculptor, and worked on various art projects for the city.
One of these projects was Referee, since CETA could not afford to pay for an artists materials, Queoff had the marble for the sculpture donated by the Milwaukee Marble Company. The marble was the remainders from the First Wisconsin Bank buildings construction, the artist laminated the marble pieces together and carved the sculpture out of this resulting material. Although the artwork sat in storage for some time, it was placed on the south entrance of UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena in Milwaukee. Tom Queoff was born and raised in Green Bay, Wisconsin and he received a BFA from the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee in 1975, and an MFA from the same school in 1977. Queoff established the Thomas Queoff Studio and Gallery in 1978, in 1985 he was introduced to snow carving, an activity he excelled at. The sculptor has taught at Cardinal Stritch University and received awards at snow competitions. Queoff was a member of the 2002 US Olympic snow sculpting team and was named a snow sculpting US National Champion.
His studio is located in the Historic Third Ward, Milwaukee Tom Queoff created the Miller Valley Veterans Monument. The sculpture, an American bald eagle, is meant to honor the Miller-Coors employees killed in military action and he created the sculpture United We Stand in front of Froedtert Hospital. Two Opposites Reaching Up Toward the Peak of Progress RiverSculpture
Gambrinus, is a legendary European culture hero celebrated as an icon of beer, brewing and joie de vivre. Traditional songs and stories describe him as a king, duke, or count of Flanders, typical representations in the visual arts depict him as a rotund, bearded duke or king, holding a tankard or mug, and sometimes with a keg nearby. Gambrinus is sometimes called a patron saint, but he is neither a saint nor a tutelary deity. In one legendary tradition, he is beers inventor or envoy, although legend attributes to him no special powers to bless brews or to make crops grow, tellers of old tall tales are happy to adapt them to fit Gambrinus. Gambrinus stories use folklore motifs common to European folktales, such as the trial by ordeal, some, of course, imagine Gambrinus as a man who has an enormous capacity for drinking beer. Among the personages theorised to be the basis for the Gambrinus character are the ancient king Gampar, John the Fearless and John I, the source of the legend of Gambrinus is uncertain.
An early written account, by German historian Johannes Aventinus, identifies Gambrinus with Gambrivius, two other men purported to have inspired the creation of Gambrinus are John I, Duke of Brabant, and John the Fearless, Duke of Burgundy. In 1517, William IV, Duke of Bavaria had made Aventinus the official historiographer of his dukedom, Aventinus finished composing the history in 1523, the work that he compiled, Annals of Bavaria, extends beyond Bavaria, drawing on numerous ancient and medieval sources. However, it is a work that blends history with myth, European anecdote credits Gambrinus with the invention of beer. Aventinus attempted to reconcile this account with much older stories attributing its origin to Osiris agricultural teachings, in Aventinus chronicle, Gambrivius was the paramour of Osiris wife and sister, Isis. It was by this association, he says, that Gambrivius learned the science of brewing, Aventinus account of Gambrivius contributed to the reverence for Osiris and Isis held by 17th-century European scholars.
Perceiving Osiris and Isis as culture bearers enabled a willingness to see historical connections where there were none, according to Aventinus, Gambrivius is a seventh-generation descendant of the Biblical patriarch Noah. Tacitus alludes to a source who lists tribes called the Gambrivii and the Marsi among the peoples descended from Tuisto. Gampar claims new lands east of the Rhine, including Flanders and Brabant, the names of both these towns were theorized to be cognates of Gambrivius, as one of Hamburgs ancient Latin names was alleged to be Gambrivium. One of Aventinus sources was Officina, an encyclopedia compiled by French scholar Jean Tixier de Ravisi and this work purported that Tuisto and Gambrivius were giants descended from Noah. Some Francophone and Germanophone scholars reject the claim to Gambrinus as an appropriation of one of their own cultural heroes. Aventinus account did not just establish a claim to Gambrivius, but to a glorious ancestry, the myths reimagined Gambrivius as a catalyst for the enlargement of the territory of a Germanic people, and made him a divine conduit into Germania for the Egyptians ancient beer lore.
In 1543, Hans Guldenmundt published a series of 12 broadside prints called Ariovistus ein Künig aller Deutschen, the series includes Tuiscon and Gambrivius and other kings historical and mythological
The Bronze Fonz is a public artwork by American artist Gerald P. Sawyer located on the Milwaukee Riverwalk just south of Wells Street in downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin U. S. A. The Bronze Fonz depicts Henry Winkler as the Happy Days TV show character Arthur Fonzarelli, Fonzie stands in his typical costume, which consists of a leather jacket and jeans. He is giving a thumbs up. The Bronze Fonz is made of bronze, the sculpture depicts Henry Winkler, the actor who played Fonz in the show Happy Days. Happy Days, which aired in the 1970s, was a sitcom about a family in 1950s/1960s Milwaukee, Arthur Fonzarelli, wears a leather jacket and jeans. He is giving a two handed thumbs up, a gesture he made in Happy Days. The inscription lists all of the donors that made the Bronze Fonz possible, the artwork was created with the purpose of bringing tourism and new businesses to Milwaukee. Other places in the United States have erected statues portraying 1950s and 1960s television characters, the tourism group Visit Milwaukee raised over US$85,000 to commission the Bronze Fonz.
The popular sculpture was unveiled on August 18,2008, Most of the Happy Days cast, including Henry Winkler Marion Ross, Tom Bosley, Erin Moran, Don Most, and Anson Williams, attended the dedication ceremony. Henry Winkler stated that the statue was unbelievable and he threatened to close his gallery and resign as executive director of MARN if that stupid Fonzie sculpture was erected there. Brenner received death threats for voicing against the Bronze Fonz and posted several on his web site, true to his word, Brenner closed Hotcakes Gallery in May 2008. The piece was commissioned by Visit Milwaukee, a group that works toward making Milwaukee a place for tourism. Visit Milwaukee raised $85,000 to commission the statue, the statue is referenced in the lyrics of the 2014 song Milwaukee by The Both. The song, which recounted the local origin of the collaboration between the duo of Aimee Mann and Ted Leo, was the first single from their debut album
Wind Leaves (Kahn)
Wind Leaves is a public artwork by American artist Ned Kahn located on the downtown lakefront Pier Wisconsin in Milwaukee, United States. It was created in 2006 and consists of a series of seven 30 ft tall made from aluminum. The structures, which move with the wind, have leaf forms at the top covered by thousands of stainless steel disks, the seven 30 ft. structures that make up Wind Leaves each have a semi-circular form at the top which is covered by stainless steel disks. This provides a surface that reflects its surroundings such as the lakefront, city traffic at night. There are hand wheels on the columns that allow the viewers to interact with the sculpture by turning it. Wind Leaves has ball bearings in the columns that cause the work to move with the wind, the artwork has a musical component as well. There are a group of benches with drum sticks around the columns that can be played like xylophones, Wind Leaves is an environmental sculpture currently located in front of Discovery World at Milwaukees Pier Wisconsin.
The piece was paid for by a donor, and was originally designed to be placed near a grove of trees in Veterans Park. Kahn envisioned the sculpture as a forest of vertical elements paying tribute to Milwaukees big trees, once the donor asked for the location to be changed closer to the water, the design concept changed to reflect its new surroundings. Kahn thus envisioned the present work, which is meant to create the impression of being surrounded by a field of wind and this sculpture works on many levels. First, it can be seen from a far, sparkling against the lake, up close, the experience is powerful but not obtrusive. You can sit in the park and relax, while at the same time enjoy the movement of the shapes as the wind pushes them around, the money for the sculpture was provided by an anonymous donor
World War I Memorial Flagpole (Hawkins)
World War I Memorial Flagpole is a public artwork by American artist Benjamin Franklin Hawkins located on the lakefront in Milwaukee, United States. The artwork was made in 1932 from bronze and granite and it measures approximately 80 inches in height, and it sits at the Northeast corner of North Prospect Avenue and Lincoln Memorial Drive. A flagpole topped with an eagle, four stylized figures are carved in relief around the octagonal base. Moved June 1979 to present site from triangle at West Wells Street, North Plankinton, Save Outdoor Sculpture, Milwaukee survey,1993
Gertie the Duck
Gertie the Duck is an icon of Milwaukee, Wisconsin history and the subject of a 4-foot tall bronze sculpture by American artist Gwendolyn Gillen. It was installed on the Wisconsin Avenue bridge in September 1997, the story of her heroic efforts to hatch six ducklings became an inspiration for many war-weary Americans near the end of World War II. Gerties story unfolded as a serial in the local newspaper for 37 days, captivating the residents of Milwaukee. Gerties story began in April 1945 when Milwaukee Journal outdoor writer Gordon MacQuarrie reported that a duck was nesting on a wood piling under the Wisconsin Avenue bridge. A total of nine eggs were laid and the duck kept vigil atop her nest despite throngs of visitors, public interest continued to swell as wire services picked up MacQuarries stories. Gertie and her nest were photographed by the Journal and local rival Milwaukee Sentinel, featured in Life Magazine, readers Digest ran a story on Gertie entitled The Duck That Made Milwaukee Famous.
The ducks were relocated to the Juneau Park lagoon on Milwaukees lakefront, the first book based on Gerties story was The Story of Gertie, published by the Journal in July 1945 and based on its daily coverage. The book sold out three printings before being re-printed by New Yorks Rinehart & Co. in 1946 and that same year, Milwaukee toymaker Earl F. Wendt produced a wooden toy duck named for the famous mallard. In 1959, Nicholas P. Georgiady and Louis G. Romano, the book was reissued in 1988 after selling more than 800,000 copies and translated into six languages. Gerties story was told in an episode of GE True in 1963 entitled Gertie the Great. Gertie the Duck is a 4-foot bronze sculpture of the mallard duck created by sculptor Gwendolyn Gillen, the original cost of the sculpture was $15,000, and it was given to the city by the Eppstein Uhen Architects firm and installed in September 1997. It stands on the northwest side of the Wisconsin Avenue bridge over the Milwaukee River in downtown Milwaukee, the sculpture is part of the art displays called RiverSculpture.
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Argo is a public artwork by Russian-American artist Alexander Liberman located on the south lawn of the Milwaukee Art Museum, which is in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U. S. A. The artwork was made in 1974 from steel cylinders painted with a reflective white epoxy finish and it measures 15 feet high by 31 feet wide. Alex Liberman’s impressive steel sculpture was located in an outdoor exhibition in Newport. Mrs. Argo became the first sculpture on the grounds of the new wing. With its form of circles and cylinders, the sculpture not only enhances the building, but. This effect is exactly as the artist intended, as implied by the title, with its reflective white epoxy paint finish and correct sitting, is a fine example of the Artist’s 1970’s style of monumental geometric sculpture. During this period the artist was interested in the interplay between positive and negative spaces, examples of other Liberman styles and sculptures can be seen at the Bradley Sculpture Garden. Initially during the summer of 1974, the sculpture was located in Newport, mounted a large contemporary outdoor exhibition entitled Monumenta.
Alexander Liberman’s Argo, sited on the edge of the water, received favorable notice, mrs. Axeltree Orbits Ritual II Buck, Diane M. and Virginia A. Palmer. Outdoor Sculpture in Milwaukee, A Cultural and Historical Guidebook, The State Historical Society of Wisconsin, Madison
Abraham Lincoln (Cecere)
Abraham Lincoln is a public artwork by American artist Gaetano Cecere located on Lincoln Memorial Drive in Milwaukee, United States. The 106 bronze sculpture depicts a young beardless Abraham Lincoln, the former president stands looking down with both hands at his sides. Gaetano Ceceres Abraham Lincoln stands tall at 106, the full-length portrait shows a young beardless Lincoln looking down. The cast bronze sculpture sits on a Wausau red granite pedestal, There are various inscriptions on the sculpture. The lower left corner of the back of the base reads, Gaetano Cecere, Sculptor 1934. and with all nations Second Inaugural address. City of Milwaukee January 31,1932, the pedestals east face has four quotes by different individuals. These are, One of Natures Masterful Great Men Richard Henry Stoddard A Man Inspired of God Henry Watterson The Man of the People Edwin Markham The First American James Russell Lowell, Abraham Lincoln came to Milwaukee on September 30,1859. He spoke at Wisconsin Agricultural Society, as well as to a group at the Newhall House, in 1916 the Lincoln Memorial Association, a group organized by Mayor Daniel Hoan, decided to commission a sculpture to commemorate the 60th anniversary of this event. A public subscription campaign raised $23,000 for the sculpture and this money was donated by schoolchildren, the business community, and members of the E.
B Wolcott Post of the G. A. R. Unfortunately, the sculpture was not able to be built right away as the United States became involved in World War I, in 1932 the Lincoln Memorial Association hosted a national competition for the Abraham Lincoln sculptures design. Gaetano Cecere, a sculptor from New York City, won and he designed a sculpture that showed a young beardless Lincoln, standing up with his hands at his sides. The sculptor decided to portray the President without his famous beard because Lincoln did not grow a beard until he was 52. Pencil Points, a magazine on architecture, asserted that Ceceres depiction of Lincoln represented one of the best of the hundreds that had been sculpted of the Emancipator, the red granite pedestal was designed by Ferdinand Eisman. The sculptures dedication ceremony took place on September 15,1934, the sculpture was originally placed on Lincoln Memorial Drive looking west. It was placed in storage in 1954 when the War Memorial Center construction began and it was subsequently placed in front of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Club on East Wisconsin Avenue.
It was once placed on the Lincoln Memorial Drive bridge in 1986, although the statue currently looks north. Gaetano Cecere was born in New York City and he studied art at the National Academy of Art in New York and at the Beaux-Arts Institute in Paris. He was awarded the Prix de Rome in 1920, and became a Fellow of Sculpture at the American Academy in Rome from 1920-22, afterwards Cecere moved back to New York and became a professor at Cooper Union
The Great Double
The Great Double is a bronze sculpture by the Argentine artist Alicia Penalba. One statue named Le Grand Double is on display in the garden of the Dutch Kröller-Müller Museum. Another is on display outside the MGIC building in Milwaukee, the Great Double measures 28 feet high and weighs 12 tons. The sculpture was produced by the Tesconi & C, fonderia DArte S. N. C located in Pietrasanta, Italy. The Great Double resembles an organic form and it is made up of many different round and rectangular forms, and has a surface that somewhat resembles bark. The one on display in Milwaukee stands between the MGIC building and a park, as if to be a stepping stone, it merges the organic. The Great Double is truly a monumental sculpture, standing vertically at 840 cm it challenges the surrounding trees within its proximity for dominance, as well as the MGIC building, to which it is adjacent. One must stand several feet away in order to take the object in at once. The Mortgage Guaranty Insurance Corporation was founded in the 1950s by Max Karl, less than twenty-five years later, the company had become a financial leader and decided to build its corporate headquarters in Milwaukee.
Skidmore and Merril hired Milwaukee firm Fitzhugh Scott Architects, Inc. to design the headquarters, the design consisted of an inverted pyramid, with each floor fifteen feet below the ground. When The Great Double was selected to be sited on the plaza in front of the building, the plaza, the stairs and the landscape were redesigned to give visitors a feeling of monumentality. At the dedication of the sculpture, Mayor Henry Maier congratulated MGIC for its contribution to the cityscape in an area targeted for urban renewal in the city. Http, //www. answers. com/topic/alicia-penalba-2 http, //clara. nmwa. org/index. php. g=entity_detail&entity_id=6571 View more sculptures by Penalba