This is Garret’s answer to Art Space’s “request for qualifications” for a site-specific sculpture project to be located in the city of Terre- Haute, Indiana in Fairbanks Park. My proposal called for an eight foot bronze statue of Paul Dresser holding a phonograph in which played his songs when activated.
Paul Dresser as he appeared on the 1897 back cover of the sheet music for "On the Banks of the Wabash, Far Away"
|Born||Johann Paul Dreiser, Jr.
April 22, 1857
Terre Haute, Indiana, U.S.
|Died||January 31, 1906 (aged 48)
New York City, New York, U.S.
|Cause of death||Brain hemorrhage|
|Resting place||St. Boniface Cemetery,
|Occupation||Songwriter, actor, playwright, composer, musician|
|Home town||Terre Haute, Indiana|
|Parent(s)||Johann Paul and Sarah Mary Schanab Dreiser|
|Awards||Songwriters Hall of Fame|