Biografie von Henry CHURCH (1836-1908)

Birth place: Chagrin Falls (Ohio)

Profession: Self-taught painter and sculptor

Exhibited: Some of his smaller works, including a Group of Owls" in stone and a "Greyhound" in cast iron, as well as several paintings, have been exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art."

Comments: His work included a great bas-relief carved in a rock over the Chagrin River, depicting a female nude encircled by a snake and symbolizing the rape of Indian America by the white man.

Sources: G&W; Antiques, LX (Sept. 1951), 207, 209, two repros.; Lipman and Winchester, 170. More recently, see Hageman, 115.

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