Bronze Sculptue- Elliott Daingerfield en plein air

Submitted by Councill Fine Art Studio, LLC.

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Client: Blowing Rock Historical Society

Location: Blowing Rock, NC, United States

Completion date: 2017

Artwork budget: $60,000

Project Team

Client

Non-Profit entity

Blowing Rock Historical Society

Artist

Brenda Mauney Councill

Councill Fine Art tudio,LLC.

Overview

Elliott Daingerfield (1859-1932) was a famous american impressionist who had his first studio in Blowing Rock,NC. The studio is restored and then life-size bronze sculpture depicts the artist as a young man “teaching” on the lawn of his studio. Dr. Lawrence Wheeler, CEO of the NC Museum of Art dedicated the sculpture.

Goals

" I chose a pose that indicates a confidant and inspired young Elliott in the process of instructing and demonstrating his skillful and acclaimed style early in his career. His Edwardian attire reveals a ruffled collar, unbuttoned jacket, relaxed and tousled hair all indicating the nature of painting outdoors."

Process

The maquette of the famous figure was accepted immediately with no changes. Rare in the art world where committee may require numerous sketches and models.The town overwhelmingly voted yes to the Public Art installation and all money was raised privately.

Additional Information

Cost 59,000.