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Einstein Gargoyles - Eugene, Oregon
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member DougK
N 44° 02.762 W 123° 04.340
10T E 494205 N 4876988
Quick Description: This gargoyle like sculpture of Nobel physicist, Albert Einstein, is located above an east doorway to Willamette at the University of Oregon.
Location: Oregon, United States
Date Posted: 10/18/2012 9:34:38 PM
Waymark Code: WMFGTQ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
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Long Description:
Albert Einstein (1879-1955) was German born American theoretical physicist who won the Nobel prize in 1921. This gargoyle like sculpture of Nobel physicist, Albert Einstein, is located above an east doorway to Willamette at the University of Oregon. It is an eccentric bust with Einstein's tongue stuck out and his neck tie flapping Dilbert-style.

Artist Wayne Chabre produced twelve hammered copper gargoyle-like sculptures for the University of Oregon from 1986 to 1988.

Somewhat amazing to me, is that the sculpture can be seen in Google Street View, on the pathways of University of Oregon.

From the Smithsonian AIC Description:
Portrait bust of Albert Einstein, at age of 70, in high relief on exterior wall

From the Smithsonian AIC Remarks: Sculpture created from photograph of Einstein on his 70th birthday.

TITLE: Einstein Gargoyles

ARTIST(S): sculptor: Wayne Chabre, (1947- )

DATE: 1986

MEDIUM: Hammered copper sheet

CONTROL NUMBER: IAS OR000292

Direct Link to the Individual Listing in the Smithsonian Art Inventory: [Web Link]

PHYSICAL LOCATION:
University of Oregon Physics Building Eugene, Oregon


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