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Fountain of Creation figures - Foellinger Auditorium, Urbana, IL
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn
N 40° 06.337 W 088° 13.623
16T E 395419 N 4440201
Quick Description: By Lorado Taft, on south side of Foellinger Auditorium on the U of I campus. Entitled "A Son of Ducalion."
Location: Illinois, United States
Date Posted: 7/3/2008 7:06:00 AM
Waymark Code: WM43T7
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member GA Cacher
Views: 45

Long Description:
Lorado Taft (1860 - 1936) was a famous sculptor who was an alumni of the University of Illinois. Although many of his works are in Illinois, he also had many commissions for statues, sculptures, and fountains throughout the United States, including Louisiana, Colorado, Washington, Nebraska, New York, North Carolina, and Oklahoma.

Taft's final work was the unfinished "Fountain of Creation," which he had hoped to put on The Midway near the University of Chicago in Chicago, IL opposite his masterpiece the "Fountain of Time." After his death the statues that had been completed were given to the University of Illinois. These two are located on the south side of Foellinger Auditorium, with two more in front of the east entrance of the University Library.

Learn more about Lorado Taft at University of Illinois at (visit link)

See also nearby waymark WM4378 - Lincoln The Young Lawyer statue.
Name or use 'Unknown' if not known: A Son of Ducalion

Figure Type: Human

Artist Name or use 'Unknown' if not known: Lorado Taft

Date created or placed or use 'Unknown' if not known: 1936

Materials used: stone

Location: south side of Foellinger Auditorium

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