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Great Dane

n.d. Bruce Moore Born: Bern, Kansas 1905 Died: Washington, District of Columbia 1980 plaster 9 1/8 x 13 3/8 x 4 1/2 in. (23.2 x 34.0 x 11.5 cm.) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Mrs. Alice H. Moore 1984.121.2 Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 4th Floor, 48B


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Bruce Moore created this plaster model Great Dane for part of the pediment design for the National Archives in Washington, D.C. Laura Fraser, the artist responsible for the pediment sculptures, selected Moore because of his fondness for representing animals. Fraser sent Moore to a local breeder to study a live Great Dane up close, but to sculpt this piece Moore had to overcome his fear of dogs. Luckily he was able to put his fears aside, befriend "Lindy," and create this distinguished portrait.

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Animal - dog - great dane

sculpture

plaster

About Bruce Moore

Born: Bern, Kansas 1905 Died: Washington, District of Columbia 1980

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