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Ozona in Crockett County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

William Mozart McVey

1905-1995

 
 
William Mozart McVey Marker image. Click for full size.
By Julie Szabo, February 24, 2008
1. William Mozart McVey Marker
Inscription. A versatile sculptor of people, animals, birds and religious symbols, McVey attended the University of Texas and taught art there and at Rice University. He played football at Rice under the legendary coach John Heisman in 1924. McVey studied and taught at Cranbrook Art Institute, graduated from the Cleveland Art Institute, was a U.S. Air Force Major in World War II and taught plane and ship silhouette recognition to allied forces.

Outstanding sculptures include Winston Churchill, British Embassy, Washington, D.C.; the frieze at the base of the San Jacinto Monument, Houston; James Bowie, Texarkana, Texas; bronze doors, University of Texas Memorial Museum, Austin; bronze doors, Federal Trade Commission, Washington, D.C.; and sculptured niches, National Cathedral, Washington, D.C. This Art Deco style sculpture of David Crockett, hero of the Alamo, was done in 1938.
 
Location. 30° 42.625′ N, 101° 12.068′ W. Marker is in Ozona, Texas, in Crockett County. Marker is on 11th Street (State Highway 466) east of Avenue E (State Highway 163), on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Plaque is located at the base of the David Crockett sculpture pictured. Marker is in this post office area: Ozona TX 76943, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
David Crockett sculpture image. Click for full size.
By Julie Szabo, February 24, 2008
2. David Crockett sculpture
At least 2 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Crockett County (a few steps from this marker); Fort Lancaster C.S.A. (a few steps from this marker).
 
Also see . . .
1. More of McVey's work. (Submitted on April 25, 2008, by Julie Szabo of Oldsmar, Florida.)
2. David Crockett. (Submitted on April 25, 2008, by Julie Szabo of Oldsmar, Florida.)
 
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David Crockett sculpture image. Click for full size.
By Julie Szabo, February 24, 2008
3. David Crockett sculpture
William Mozart McVey's Crockett sculpture image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, May 26, 1996
4. William Mozart McVey's Crockett sculpture
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Julie Szabo of Oldsmar, Florida. This page has been viewed 1,258 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Julie Szabo of Oldsmar, Florida.   4. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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