Ozona in Crockett County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
William Mozart McVey
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.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Air & Space • Architecture • Arts, Letters, Music • War, World II. In addition, it is included in the Art Deco series list.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ozona TX 76943, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. David Crockett (here, next to this marker); Crockett County (a few steps from this marker); Fort Lancaster C.S.A. (a few steps from this marker); The Ozona Stockman (within shouting distance of this marker); Crockett County Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Ozona National Bank (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ozona's First Water Well (about 400 feet away); The Perner House (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ozona.
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.)
Credits. This page was last revised on August 26, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 23, 2008, by Julie Szabo of Oldsmar, Florida. This page has been viewed 1,458 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on April 23, 2008, by Julie Szabo of Oldsmar, Florida. 4. submitted on December 24, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.