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“Rites of Spring”

Milton Horn (1906-1995)

 

—Sculptor —

 
“Rites of Spring” Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 30, 2011
1. “Rites of Spring” Marker
Inscription. This terra-cotta work of art by Milton Horn depicts a ram and an image of Pan, who in Greek mythology was the god of fields, forests, wild animals flock and shepherds. The sculpture is one of two identical pieces created in 1952 for the now-demolished Seneca-Walton Building in Chicago. They were reclaimed from a neighborhood streetscape on the city’s Near North Side.

Horn was born in Russia in 1906, emigrated to the United States in 1913 and became a naturalized citizen in 1917. He moved to Chicago in 1950. His commissions included pieces for the West Suburban Temple Har Zion, the National Congress of Parents and Teachers, the City of Chicago and many others.

The sculpture was donated to Lincoln Park Zoo by the Milton Horn Art Trust. It was the artist’s desire that “Rites of Spring” remain accessible to the public, especially to children.

Site selected with the recommendation and support of the Sculpture and Gardens Committee of the Lincoln Park Zoological Society.
2004
 
Erected 2004 by Milton Horn Art Trust.
 
Location. 41° 55.156′ N, 87° 37.981′ W. Marker is in Chicago, Illinois, in Cook County. Marker can be reached from North Cannon Drive half a mile south of
“Rites of Spring” Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 30, 2011
2. “Rites of Spring” Marker
West Fullerton Parkway, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. This marker is located in the Lincoln Park Zoo near the antelope, zebra, and kangaroo exhibits. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2200 North Cannon Drive, Chicago IL 60614, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Landmark Landings (a few steps from this marker); Lion House, Lincoln Park Zoo (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Kennison Boulder Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hidden Truths (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lincoln Park Transitions (approx. ¼ mile away but has been reported missing); Abandoned Shoreline of Lake Michigan (approx. ¼ mile away); City Cemetery (approx. 0.3 miles away but has been reported missing); Old Town Triangle (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Chicago.
 
Also see . . .  Milton Horn - Wikipedia. (Submitted on October 4, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, Music
 
Medallion of the Monument image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 30, 2011
3. Medallion of the Monument
Milton Horn – Sculptor – N.A. 1906-1995
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 439 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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