Albin Polasek | 1879 - 1965
Aspiration, 1914 | Exhibited: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, One Hundred Tenth Annual Exhibition of Paintings and Sculpture, 1915, George D. Widener Gold Medal for the best sculpture in the exhibition; Panama-Pacific International Exposition,1915; Art Institute of Chicago, Twenty-Ninth Annual Exhibition of American Oil Paintings and Sculpture, 1916
Albi Polasek | 1879 - 1965
Fantasy [Metropolitan Museum of Art Purchase, 1914] | Exhibited: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, One Hundred Ninth Annual Exhibition of Paintings and Sculpture, 1914; Panama-Pacific International Exposition, 1915; Art Institute of Chicago, Twenty-Eighth Annual Exhibition of American Oil Paintings and Sculpture, 1915; Brookgreen Gardens, 1936; Art Institute of Chicago, Half a Century of American Art, 1939
Albi Polasek | 1879 - 1965
Man Chiseling His Own Destiny, 1917 | Commonly mis-titled "Man Carving His Own Destiny" | At least four versions exist including 1907, 1917, 1922, 1926; with some further versions in stone and terracotta | Literature: Eleanor Jewett, “Art And Artists: Albin Polasek Wins Logan Medal for Sculpture,” Chicago Tribune, 2/5/1922, p.G12. | Exhibited: Art Institute of Chicago, Twenty-second Annual Exhibition of Works by Artists of Chicago and Vicinity, 1918; Palette and Chisel Club, Member's Show 1919
Alfonso Iannelli | 1888 - 1965
The Siren, c.1908 | Iannelli worked in the studio of Gutzon Borglum from 1905-1907. During this period he worked on Borglum's pieces, and a limited number of his own sculpture.
Carol Brooks MacNeil | 1871 - 1944
Chafing Dish, c. 1904 | Literature: “The Sculptors MacNeil: The Varied Work of Mr. Hermon A. MacNeil, And Mrs. Carol Brooks MacNeil,” World's Work, Vol. XIV, No. 6, October 1907. | She studied at the Art Institute of Chicago under Lorado Taft and was one of the "White Rabbits" who helped him on his sculptures for the Chicago World's Colombian Exposition of 1893. She went to Paris to study art. In 1894 she occupied a studio with her father near Taft’s studio in the Athenaeum Building.
Emory P. Siedel | 1881 - 1954
Playfulness | Exhibited: Art Institute of Chicago, 28th Exhibition of Works by Artists of Chicago and Vicinity, 1924 (illustrated in catalogue); Austin, Oak Park & River Forest Art League, 4th Annual Exhibition of Paintings & Sculpture, 1924; Chicago Galleries Association, Second Semi-Annual Exhibition, 11/1926; Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, 122nd Annual Exhibition of Oil Painting and Sculpture, 1927 (illustrated in catalog); National Academy of Design, 105th Annual Exhibition, 1930
Lorado Taft | 1860 -1936
Lincoln, [The Young Lawyer], Figure for monument, Carle Park, Urbana, IL | Literature: Chicago Evening Post, Magazine of the Art World, 11/1/1927, p.3; Donald Charles Durman, He belongs to the ages; the statues of Abraham Lincoln, (Ann Arbor: Edwards Bros., 1951); 200 Years of American Sculpture, (New York: Whitney Museum of American Art, 1976), p.315, illustrated | Exhibited: Art Institute of Chicago, Fortieth Annual Exhibition of American Paintings and Sculpture, 1927