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Finding aid for the Merrell Gage sculpture and clipping 5270
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Description
The collection consists of Merrell Gage's sculpture of Saint Francis and a clipping of an article that appeared in the Los Angeles Times on January 16, 1949 on the artist Glen Lukens in which the sculpture, owned by Lukens, was featured. Merrell Gage was born in Topeka, Kansas, studied art in New York and France, and worked as an assistant to the sculptor Gutzon Borglum. In 1924 he and his wife moved to Los Angeles and built a studio in their home in Santa Monica Canyon. He began teaching sculpture at USC, eventually rising to become head of the department.
Background
Merrell Gage was born in Topeka, Kansas, studied art in New York and France, and worked as an assistant to the sculptor Gutzon Borglum. In 1924 he and his wife, Marian, a painter, moved to Los Angeles and built a studio in their home in Santa Monica Canyon. He began teaching sculpture at USC, eventually rising to become head of the department.
Extent
1.0 Linear feet 1 box
Restrictions
All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Manuscripts Librarian. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.
Availability
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE. Advance notice required for access.