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~ This Gallery celebrates Hermon Atkins MacNeil, American sculptor of the Beaux Arts School. MacNeil led a generation of sculptors in capturing many fading Native American images and American history in the realism of this classic style.

~ World’s Fairs, statues, public monuments, coins, and buildings across to country. Hot-links (on the lower right) lead to photos & info of works by MacNeil.

~ Hundreds of stories and photos posted here form this virtual MacNeil Gallery of works all across the U.S.A.  New York to New Mexico — Oregon to South Carolina.

~ 2016 marked the 150th Anniversary of Hermon MacNeil’s birth on February 27,

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Perhaps you walk or drive by one of MacNeil's many sculptures daily. Here you can gain awareness of this artist and his works.

For over one hundred years his sculptures have graced our parks, boulevards, and parkways; buildings, memorials, and gardens; campuses, capitols, and civic centers; museums, coinage, and private collections.

Maybe there are some near you!

Jul
20

Cook County Building: Two MacNeil Sculptures

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While Chicagoans have seen these two MacNeil sculptures daily, they are new to this website’s collection of Hermon A. MacNeil’s art.  The groupings reside on Cook County Building. Each contain two male figures holding the Seal of Cook County. They are visible daily, across from the Daly Center at 118 N. Clark St.

MacNeil ~ Bas Relief – Seal of Cook County -1908 (left pair)

LEFT Pair 1).   VIEW A:  (Photo credit: Atelier Teee at Flickr)  http://www.flickr.com/photos/atelier_tee/2532280839/#/

VIEW B: (Photo Credit: Atelier Teee)  http://cookingimages.com/cook-county-building-sculpture/

RIGHT Pair 2).  VIEW C: http://img.groundspeak.com/waymarking/large/4a5e4e68-f29a-497f-86fc-97eeb563b75f.jpg

VIEW D: (Photo Credit: adgorn at Waymarking)  http://www.waymarking.com/waymarks/WM8APA_Cook_County_Building_Figures_Chicago_IL

These, along with two sculptures by MacNeil, two others by Leon Hermant and Carl Beil (“Labor on Water” & “Labor on Land”), adorn the building.  All four maybe seen in the video below.  This two minute video of the group has been produced by MindsMedia at their link below:
Bas reliefs by MacNeil and Hermant

Completed in 1908, the Cook County Building houses Courtrooms and public offices. At the time the 200 foot skyscraper dwarfed it’s neighbors, but now sits in the shadows of later skyscrapers in the downtown. Chicago City Hall, the twin structure on the same block was completed in 1912.

Photo & history of the building available at:  ArchitectureFarm

http://architecturefarm.wordpress.com/2009/11/24/old-chicago-skyscraper-of-the-week-citycounty-building/

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Comments

  1. Alan Gornik says:

    Thanks for the waymarking photo credit! adgorn

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