The Thiele Family Monument: Vision of a Heavenly Future

Annette Stott, Professor, School of Art and Art History, University of Denver For over one hundred years a granite lady-angel has stood beside a life-size seated granite businessman while gazing at a carved cherub below (fig. 1). For a century passers-by have pondered this unusual family, immortalized in stone on a Wisconsin cemetery plot. What relation do …



Marmorean Ballplayer: Sheriff John McNamee of Brooklyn and His Sculptural Career in Florence

Paul H. D. Kaplan, Professor of Art History, State University of New York, Purchase   Brooklyn and baseball have a long-standing and intimate connection. The brash new city and the sport both grew exponentially in the middle of the nineteenth century. Brooklyn became one of the chief centers of the “national pastime,” and this strong …



State of the Field: American Sculpture

In this suite of short essays, three specialists in the history of American sculpture consider the history of its formation and the direction of its future course. Roberta K. Tarbell, “Fifty Years of the History of American Sculpture” Elise Madeleine Ciregna, “Cemeteries and Ideal Sculpture” Jennifer Wingate, “Sculpture and Lived Space” Image: S.J. Addis, Carving …