American GEORGE ELMSLIE Morton School Terracotta Architectural Panel
American GEORGE ELMSLIE Morton School Terracotta Architectural Panel American GEORGE ELMSLIE Morton School Terracotta Architectural Panel American GEORGE ELMSLIE Morton School Terracotta Architectural Panel American GEORGE ELMSLIE Morton School Terracotta Architectural Panel

American GEORGE ELMSLIE Morton School Terracotta Architectural Panel

Ref: AR6616
This exterior, architectural cornice fragment shows a blend of Elmslie's Louis Sullivan training with organic, foliate ornamentation and Art Deco geometry. This example is covered in a buff yellow slip and shows Elmslie's signature flying V motif. Elmslie also worked with Prairie School architect, Frank Lloyd Wright.
MAKER
Designer: George Grant Elmslie (Scottish-American, 1869-1952) | Architect: William S. Hutton | Manufacturer: Fritz Albert (American, 1865-1940) for Northwestern Terra Cotta Co. (Chicago, IL, 1878-1965)
PROVENANCE
facade of the Oliver P. Morton School (7040 Marshall Avenue, Hammond, ID, 1936-91). George Elmslie joined the architectural firm of William Hutton to design the Morton School and other academic institutions in the 1930s. These ornaments were designed by Elmslie and modeled by Fritz Albert at the Northwestern Terra Cotta company.
DATE
1936-37
DIMENSIONS
Width 29.5 Depth 5.5 Height 13.5 in.
See also: AR6614, AR6615, AR6616, AR6617, AR6618.
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