Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Lorado Taft

Lorado Taft (1860-1936) was never a member of the Palette and Chisel -- but he needs to be remembered here -- since the organization was founded by his students at the Art Institute-- seeking further opportunities for studying the live model.

Much more could said about his monuments in Chicago and the Midwest -- and his fascinating book, "The History of American Sculpture" -- but all I'll offer at this time are some recently taken pictures from Graceland Cemetery:

Victor Lawson memorial (the same Lawson for whom the YMCA at Dearborn and Chicago was named)

"Eternal Silence" - monument to Dexter Graves


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