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Hosta Leaf, Small Scale Cast Bronze Botanical Sculpture with Subtle Patina



This small bronze sculpture is a Marquette for a large scale sculpture at the Olbrich Gardens in Madison, Wisconsin. Made with the ancient lost wax method, a process dating back to the 3rd millennium BC, in which the hosta leaf is carved in wax then set in clay. The wax is then melted and drained out leaving a cavity into which the molten bronze is poured. Then a patina is applied by hand giving the sculpture its own uniqueness. Sylvia Beckman Hosta leaf bronze Measures: 4.50 H x 9 W x 10 D in 11.43 H x 22.86 W x 25.40 D cm Sylvia Beckman, b. 1938, Detroit, MI Education University of Michigan, School of Arch. & Design University of Wisconsin, Botany Private apprenticeship in stone sculpture, bronze, gilding and painting Exhibitions 2017 “Coming Attractions”, Gallery Victor Armendariz, Chicago, IL 1997 S.O.F.A. exhibition, Ann Nathan Gallery, Navy Pier, Chicago, IL 1997 Monumental Bronze Sculpture Commisson, Olbrich Park, Madison, WI 1994 Sculpture, Olbrich Botanic Gardens, Spring Display, Madison,WI 1994 Paintings & Drawings, North Seas Gallery, Charlevoix, MI 1994 Paintings & drawings, Olbrich Botanic Center, Madison, WI 1988 Monumental Stone Sculpture,” Fiddleheads”, Olbrich Botanical Gardens, Madison WI 1984 Wisconsin Academy of Arts & Sciences, Madison, WI 1981 J & W Sloane Co., San Francisco, CA 1978 Fanny Garver Gallery, Madison, WI 1977 Fanny Garver Gallery, Madison, WI 1976 Reis Gallery, Charlevoix, MI 1975 Madison Art Center, Madison, WI 1974 Fanny Garver Gallery, Madison WI Galleries 2017 Gallery Victor Armendariz, Chicago, IL 1997 Ann Nathan Gallery, Chicago, IL 1997 Fanny Garver 25th Anniversary Exhibition 1995 - 97 Woodlot Gallery, Sheboygan, WI, sculpture 1983 - 89 Chosy Gallery, Madison, WI 1974 - 83 Fanny Garver Gallery, Madison, WI 1980 - 81 Walking Lion Gallery, Charlevoix, MI 1972 - 80 FAR Gallery, New York, NY 1978 - 79 Karanan Gallery, Tiburon, CA 1975 - 77 Bradley Gallery, Milwaukee, WI 1975 - 76 Oeschaelager Gallery, Chicago, IL 1975 - 76 Reis Gallery, Charlevoix, MI 1975 Westmoreland Museum, Westmoreland, PA Awards 1991 University of Wisconsin Arboretum Society, Invitational.,Madison, WI 1990 Festival of the Pines, sculpture design, Eau Claire, WI 1990 Art-In-Bloom, Madison Art Center, Madison, WI 1989 Art-In-Bloom, Madison Art Center, Madison, WI 1983 Charlevoix Invitational Exhibit, Charlevoix, MI 1983 Fine Arts Invitational Benefit, Madison, WI 1980 Ruhr-West Museum Invitational Anniversary Exhibit, WI 1977 President’s Invitational, Madison Art Center, WI 1976 Wustum Museum Fine Arts Invitational, WI 1976 Wisconsin Pen Women Exhibit, Allis Art Library, Milwaukee, WI 1970-79 Madison Art Guild Exhibits, Madison, WI 1966 Beloit College Exhibition, Beloit, WI 1965 Festival of the Arts, Milwaukee State Fair, WI 1956 Scholastic Magazine National Art Competition, Carnegie Institute, two first place Gold Key Awards. Collections Mrs. William S. Paley, New York, NY Mrs. Phillip Usinger, San Francisco, CA Mr. & Mrs. F. Renfret, Madison, WI Mr. & Mrs. William Foss, San Francisco, CA Ms. Jacquelyn Mitchard, Madison, WI Mrs. Lenore Thornton, New York, NY Mr. & Mrs. Geo. Rentschler, New York, NY Madison Art Center, WI Dr. and Mrs. W. Langheim, Madison, WI Westmoreland Museum, PA Olbrich Botanic Gardens, WI, - Three (3) Monumental Sculptures Temple Beth-El Madison, WI - Bronze Sculpture: Tree of Life, The Twelve Tribes Attic Angels, Madison, WI - Bronze Lily Fountain.


  • Creator
    Sylvia Beckman (Artist)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 4.5 in. (11.43 cm)Width: 9 in. (22.86 cm)Depth: 10 in. (25.4 cm)
  • Style
    Modern (In the Style Of)
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  • Date of Manufacture
  • Production Type
    New & Custom(Limited Edition)
  • Estimated Production Time
    Available Now
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  • Seller Location
    Chicago, IL
  • Reference Number
    Seller: SUB011_0041stDibs: LU4511122507802

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