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Egon Weiner

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Name  Egon Weiner
Died  August 1, 1987
Books  Art and Human Emotions

Egon Weiner

Egon Weiner (1906 – August 1, 1987) was a Chicago sculptor and longtime professor (1945–1971) at the Art Institute of Chicago. He was known for a 33-foot-tall (10 m) abstract bronze sculpture, Pillar of Fire, which can be found on the grounds of the Chicago Fire Academy on the spot where, legend has it, Mrs. O'Leary's cow knocked over the lantern that started the Great Chicago Fire of 1871.


Significant works

Frank Lloyd Wright Monument at the entrance of Austin Gardens, Oak Park, Illinois.

Books by Weiner

  • Art and Human Emotions. Springfield, IL: Thomas, 1974.
  • Newspaper coverage

  • Numerous articles on Weiner, spanning several decades, can be found at Google News.
  • References

    Egon Weiner Wikipedia

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