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Visions of the North: Minnesotan Art & History

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Revere Auctions is proud to host our third annual Minnesota art and history sale. "Visions of the North" showcases art across time ranging from antique photographs showing the early years of Minnesota's history to recent works by contemporary artists such as Cameron Booth, George Morrison, and Warren MacKenzie. Also available is a broad collection of archival photography from the archives of the Star Tribune depicting notable personalities such as: past and present Presidents, musicians like NSYNC and The Beatles, cinema icons from Elizabeth Taylor to John Wayne, and much more!
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Lot 83

John Rood Sculpture of a Sweeping Woman

Estimate: $200 - $400
Starting Bid
$100

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John Rood (American, 1901-1974). Cement or concrete composite sculpture of a woman holding a book and a broom. Incised signature along the base.

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: 9 in x width: 3 in x depth: 2 3/4 in. There are no major cracks, losses, or restorations. Minute chips along the base. Light scuffs and scratches throughout.

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