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The Bowman and The Spearman

Chicago, Illinois

Ivan Mestrovic

Grant Park, Michigan Ave. at Congress Parkway, Chicago, Illinois, 60605
Date:  1928
Placement:  parks (grounds)
Collection:  City of Chicago
Artwork Type:  outdoor sculpture
Material:  bronze (metal)
Description:  Sculptor Ivan Mestrovic intended his monumental figures to commemorate the Native American and symbolize the struggle to settle this country. The figures are lean and muscular, tensed for the actions of hurling a spear and releasing an arrow. Mestrovic has heightened the forcefulness of these gestures by making viewers use their imaginations to supply the missing weapons. Although they are modeled in-the-round, the equestrians are viewed to their most monumental effect as relief silhouettes against the sky.

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