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Visions of the North: Minnesotan Art & History

Tue, May 21, 2024 11:00AM EDT
Lot 82

John Rood Carved Wooden Sculpture

Estimate: $400 - $800

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John Rood (American, 1901-1974). Carved wooden sculpture depicting a recumbent figure in a landscape with two smaller figures standing at the feet of the former. Incised signature along the side.

John Rood's time in Minnesota was marked by his influential role as a sculpture teacher at the University of Minnesota, where he worked primarily with wood before expanding into stone carving, bronze, and metal. He married Dorothy Bridgman Atkinson in 1948, and together they established the Rood Sculpture Collection to support arts at the university. Rood's dedication led to his promotion to Professor in 1957. After retiring from teaching, he continued to exhibit his work locally and internationally, exploring new materials such as wrought iron and stained glass. His legacy persists in the abundance of his sculptures in the Twin Cities area, notably housed in the Weisman Art Museum's permanent collection, with his papers archived at Syracuse University.

Height: 5 1/2 in x width: 16 1/2 in x depth: 4 1/2 in.


There are no major chips, splits, losses, or restorations. Light wear throughout as expected with age.

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