Relief of August R. Meyer

Relief of August R. Meyer
Inventory
Collection Number: 
17181
Building: 
Current Location: 
Missouri Valley Room
Floor: 
5th
Object Description
Artist Dates: 
1850-1931
Artist Nationality: 
American
Object Type: 
Details: 
This is a bronze bas (replica) relief sculpture of August R. Meyer at 10th and Paseo Boulevard.
Framed: 
Yes
Length: 
18 inches
Width: 
1 inches
Height: 
27 inches
Description: 

This bas relief depicts August R. Meyer, Kansas City's first president of the Board of Park Commissioners, with great dignity. He stands in a powerful position looking into the distance and standing beneath a tree that frames the relief. With binoculars in hand and instruments including a globe and scrolling documents at Meyer's side, an image is created of Meyer immersed in the field that makes clear his dedication to his position. Meyer's lasting reverence within city government would warrant such a piece, especially by the hand of sculptor Daniel C. French, the same artist who would go on to design the statue of Abraham Lincoln at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C.

Reproduce the Work in Library publications/publicity, including film or videotape: 
Yes
Make slides or videotapes for educational use: 
Yes
Permit the general public to photograph the work : 
Yes