Thursday, August 2, 2007

The Bowman and The Spearman

click on the image for enlarged view ...
Shots taken in March, 2006.

"The Bowman and The Spearman" ...
made by Yogoslav/Croatian Ivan Mestrovic (1928)
Two sataues of Native Americans on horseback stand on each side of the Congress Parkway ... on the Michigan Avenue ... One ready to shoot an arrow [no bow] and the other ready to throw a spear [no spear]. The statues were cast in Zagreb [Yugoslavia] and shipped to Chicago for unveiling in 1928.

*NOTE* - Ivan Mestrovic [1883-1962] is a WORLD RENOWNED sculptor.
Though born in Croatia, he later took American citizenship.
President Dwight D. Eisenhower had personally presided over the ceremony to grant Mestrovic the American citizenship in 1954!!! He was the first person to have a one man show at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.

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