Monday, July 15, 2013

Paul Dresser Project

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.

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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,
Chicago, Illinois
Citizenship American
Occupation Songwriter, actor, playwright, composer, musician
Home town Terre Haute, Indiana
Spouse(s) None
Parent(s) Johann Paul and Sarah Mary Schanab Dreiser
Awards Songwriters Hall of Fame

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