Fountain Group (state model)

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Fountain Group (state model)

Name: Fountain Group
Artist: Harrison Gibbs (American, 1908-1944)
Material: Bronze (design 1937-8, cast 2013)
Size: 167.6 x 142.2 x 122 cm
Museum: Peoria Riverfront Museum
Inventory number: 2013.31
Information: Gift of Ramona Gibbs in memory of her parents, T. Harrison and Maurine Montgomery Gibbs, with the support of Dr. William H. and Nancy Marshall. Gibbs, son of an artist and author, received classical training in Philadelphia and Rome. He created the plaster model as a Prix de Rome Fellow but died on a battlefield in WW II before it could be cast. His daughter had it conserved by Norton Art Conservation and cast by True Form Productions for installation at the museum on May 5, 2013.
Related information: Dedication; museum record
By permission of the Peoria (IL) Riverfront Museum and Ramona H. Gibbs
Photography/Modeling: Carter Conaway

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