14 June 2006
Lee Lawrie (1877-1963)
inscribed 'Lawrie 1923' (right center)
bronze with verdigris patina
21¾ x 19 5/8 in. (55.2 x 49.8 cm.)
Private collection, California.
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R. Wyllie, CalTech's Architectural Heritage, 2000, p. 50, illustrated.
German born artist Lee Lawrie received early training in the studios of Richard H. Park in Chicago and Augustus Saint-Gaudens in New York before going on to complete commissions for several major Art-Deco buildings throughout the United States. The present work is a unique cast commissioned for the California Institute of Technology.
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