CREST OF THE WAVE

Location

Marjorie McNeely Conservatory Palm Dome

Artist

Frishmuth, Harriet W.

Sculpture

Bronze with green petina

Base

concrete and tile fountain

This bronze sculpture was created in 1925 by Harriet Frishmuth. She worked in the Beaux-Arts Style, a style characterized by a lively naturalism that reflected the optimism of the turn of the century.

In 1916, Frishmuth was introduced to Desha, a popular concert dancer. Desha became the model for many of Frishmuth’s most successful sculptures. Frishmuth was known for decorative and useful objects, such as bookends and playful fountains. Crest of the Wave is considered one of Frishmuth’s finest achievements.

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