Robert Merrell Gage: Sculpting Los Angeles and Lincoln
A California Art Club Educational Program
Lecture and Screening of the 1955 Academy Award for Best Short Focuses on Gage's Life and Work,
Which Included Numerous Likenesses of Lincoln and Monumental Sculptures in Los Angeles
Event: Robert Merrell Gage: Sculpting Los Angeles and Lincoln
Robert Merrell Gage, a professor of sculpture at USC and the 13th President of the California
Art Club, sculpted the likeness of Lincoln in many stages of the president’s life, and this work
was spotlighted in "The Face of Lincoln", winner of the 1955 Academy Award for Best Short
Film. Following a screening of the documentary, Jean Stern, Director of the Irvine Museum,
will discuss Gage’s life and works, with an emphasis on his monumental sculptures in the
Los Angeles area.
Gage, who served on the 1936 sculpture commission for the 1936 Olympics in Berlin, sculpted:
• Los Angeles Times Building - First Street facade
• Edison Building (now One Bunker Hill) - limestone bas relief panels
• Electric Fountain in Beverly Hills (Wilshire at Santa Monica)
• Bust of Lincoln - 110 Grand Avenue, Los Angeles
This event is an educational program of the Club's 102nd Annual Gold Medal Juried
Exhibition, on view from at the USC Fisher Museum of Art
Tickets: $10 for members and $15 for non-members.
Reservations are suggested, as space is limited. (626) 583-9009.
Location: USC Fisher Museum of Art
Gin Wong Auditorium
823 Exposition Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90089
Date and Time:
Information: (626) 583-9009 or www.californiaartclub.org
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