Polk Museum of Art presents C. Paul Jennewein: An Usher for a New American Style. Works from the Tampa Museum of Art

. April 28, 2013

The Polk Museum of Art presents C. Paul Jennewein: An Usher for a New American Style, Works from the Tampa Museum of Art an exhibition on view April 27, 2013 – July 20, 2013.

C. Paul Jennewein (1890-1978) was a highly regarded American architectural sculptor of the mid-20th century. He immigrated to the United States from Germany in 1907 and within four years of his arrival began receiving important national and international art commissions that drew upon his skills as an ornamental sculptor and as a painter. He is widely recognized for introducing the Art Deco style into American architecture.

Jennewein studied sculpture at the Art Students League in New York and won a three-year scholarship to study at the American Academy in Rome in 1916. The artist drew heavily from the art he studied during his four years in Italy, particularly mythological subject matter and the classical Greco-Roman tradition.

Following Jennewein’s death, more than 2,000 works from his studio were donated to the Tampa Bay Art Center (now Tampa Museum of Art) by his family. This exhibition features some of the pieces from Tampa Museum of Art’s permanent collection. http://polkmuseumofart.org

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