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Lee Lawrie

From a Lawrie Scholar:

Just a note that all of your images shown on the Ramsey County Courthouse are the work of Lee Lawrie.  You can see more of his work at http://www.leelawrie.com, and feel free to link to my site to share more of my photographs of his work.  He was the same sculptor that created the Atlas at Rockefeller Center. 

Thanks,

Greg Harm
lawriescholar@gmail.com

Also, how do I comment on your site?  Thanks!

From Wendy:

Yes, I have put notes on several of them, as I do any time I notice the name — for example on the Nebraska State Capitol. Follow this link to see other work I’ve shared.

Re commenting, I have -just- added a comments function using Disqus so people can leave notes, like updates on whether buildings are still standing, additional links, etc.

I believe I already have your site bookmarked but I will go through it to do some sharing in the future.

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Relief, St. Paul City Hall & Ramsey County Courthouse, St. Paul, Minnesotafrom Library of Congress
Another relief by Lee Lawrie on W. Kellogg Blvd. For more on the building, see the HABS listing
From LoC:

St. Paul City Hall & Ramsey County Courthouse, 15 West Kellogg Boulevard, Saint Paul, Ramsey County, MN

Relief, St. Paul City Hall & Ramsey County Courthouse, St. Paul, Minnesota
from Library of Congress

Another relief by Lee Lawrie on W. Kellogg Blvd. For more on the building, see the HABS listing

From LoC:

St. Paul City Hall & Ramsey County Courthouse, 15 West Kellogg Boulevard, Saint Paul, Ramsey County, MN

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Relief, St. Paul City Hall & Ramsey County Courthouse, St. Paul, Minnesotafrom Library of Congress
Relief by the master Lee Lawrie on W. Kellogg Blvd. For more on the building, see the HABS listing
From LoC:

St. Paul City Hall & Ramsey County Courthouse, 15 West Kellogg Boulevard, Saint Paul, Ramsey County, MN

Relief, St. Paul City Hall & Ramsey County Courthouse, St. Paul, Minnesota
from Library of Congress

Relief by the master Lee Lawrie on W. Kellogg Blvd. For more on the building, see the HABS listing

From LoC:

St. Paul City Hall & Ramsey County Courthouse, 15 West Kellogg Boulevard, Saint Paul, Ramsey County, MN

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Relief, St. Paul City Hall & Ramsey County Courthouse, St. Paul, Minnesota
from Library of Congress
Relief by Lee Lawrie on Fourth St. entrance. For more on the building, see the HABS listing
From LoC:

St. Paul City Hall & Ramsey County Courthouse, 15 West Kellogg Boulevard, Saint Paul, Ramsey County, MN

Relief, St. Paul City Hall & Ramsey County Courthouse, St. Paul, Minnesota

from Library of Congress

Relief by Lee Lawrie on Fourth St. entrance. For more on the building, see the HABS listing

From LoC:

St. Paul City Hall & Ramsey County Courthouse, 15 West Kellogg Boulevard, Saint Paul, Ramsey County, MN

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Door Detail, Nebraska State Capitol, Lincoln, Nebraska by leish76
Detail of one of the amazing interior doors. More photos coming up.
From Wikipedia:

The doors to the East Chamber, designed by Lee Lawrie and executed by Keats Lorenz of Lincoln, are a product of master craftsmanship. The doors weigh more than 340 kg (750 lb.) each, and took Lorenz more than six months to carve. They commemorate the cultural contributions of Plains Indians.

Door Detail, Nebraska State Capitol, Lincoln, Nebraska
by leish76

Detail of one of the amazing interior doors. More photos coming up.

From Wikipedia:

The doors to the East Chamber, designed by Lee Lawrie and executed by Keats Lorenz of Lincoln, are a product of master craftsmanship. The doors weigh more than 340 kg (750 lb.) each, and took Lorenz more than six months to carve. They commemorate the cultural contributions of Plains Indians.

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Nebraska State Capitol, Lincoln, Nebraska by Shootin-in-Nebraska
Nice close-up of Lee Lawrie’s sculpture “Sower” atop the capitol dome.
Artist note:

I stepped outside of my office to snap a quick photo with my new Canon  70-200 F/4 IS lens.  It was windy, but nice and sunny.  The 19 foot  sower stands on top of the 398 foot capitol building.

From Wikipedia:

The tower is crowned by a golden dome with a 5.94 m (19.5 ft) sculpture  of “The Sower,” by Lawrie, which faces northwest (most of Nebraska is  north and west of Lincoln).

Nebraska State Capitol, Lincoln, Nebraska
by Shootin-in-Nebraska

Nice close-up of Lee Lawrie’s sculpture “Sower” atop the capitol dome.

Artist note:

I stepped outside of my office to snap a quick photo with my new Canon 70-200 F/4 IS lens. It was windy, but nice and sunny. The 19 foot sower stands on top of the 398 foot capitol building.

From Wikipedia:

The tower is crowned by a golden dome with a 5.94 m (19.5 ft) sculpture of “The Sower,” by Lawrie, which faces northwest (most of Nebraska is north and west of Lincoln).

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Nebraska State Capitol, Lincoln, Nebraska by Dennis Amith
Scupture, reliefs, mosaics…
From Wikipedia:

The tower is crowned by a golden dome with a 5.94 m (19.5 ft) sculpture  of “The Sower,” by [Lee] Lawrie, which faces northwest (most of Nebraska is  north and west of Lincoln). The dome is symbolic of the sun, and its  reflective surface changes color with the weather. The frieze around the  drum depicts thunderbirds, an American Indian symbol of thunder.  Altogether, the golden dome, Sower, and drum represent weather and  agriculture. More symbolically, they are an homage to the civilizations  of yesteryear, such as the American Indians, Egyptians (The Sower is  modeled after an Egyptian), and European settlers who created productive  farmlands and propagated life around the world.

Nebraska State Capitol, Lincoln, Nebraska
by Dennis Amith

Scupture, reliefs, mosaics…

From Wikipedia:

The tower is crowned by a golden dome with a 5.94 m (19.5 ft) sculpture of “The Sower,” by [Lee] Lawrie, which faces northwest (most of Nebraska is north and west of Lincoln). The dome is symbolic of the sun, and its reflective surface changes color with the weather. The frieze around the drum depicts thunderbirds, an American Indian symbol of thunder. Altogether, the golden dome, Sower, and drum represent weather and agriculture. More symbolically, they are an homage to the civilizations of yesteryear, such as the American Indians, Egyptians (The Sower is modeled after an Egyptian), and European settlers who created productive farmlands and propagated life around the world.

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