William A. Starke Memorial

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William A. Starke Memorial
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Artist Robert Ingersoll Aitken
Year 1921
Type bronze
Dimensions 180 cm × 160 cm (69 in × 62 in)
Location Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Owner Forest Home Cemetery

William A. Starke Memorial is a public art work by American artist Robert Ingersoll Aitken, located in the Forest Home Cemetery on the south side of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.[1] The artwork is a bronze figure depicting a seated angel. It is located in Section 33 of the cemetery at 2405 W. Forest Home Ave.[2]

The work commemorates William Starke, a local business man involved with the C.H. Starke Bridge Company, the Christopher Steamship Company, and the Sheriff Manufacturing Company.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "In Memoriam William A. Starke (sculpture)". Inventory of American Sculpture, Smithsonian Institution Research Information System. Smithsonian American Art Museum. Retrieved 28 December 2011. 
  2. ^ a b Buck, Diane M. and Virginia A. Palmer (1995). Outdoor Sculpture in Milwaukee: A Cultural and Historical Guidebook. The State Historical Society of Wisconsin, Madison.