Miss Gratz, 1984
J. Clayton Bright (b. 1946)
Born in Philadelphia, J. Clayton Bright began sculpting in the late 1970s. With the guidance of sculptor Eric Parks, he learned the process of cast sculpture using the lost wax technique. In 1984, the artist was commissioned by Mrs. Miles Valentine, a major patron of the museum, to create a sculpture for the collection. Bright has made a number of life-size sculptures using specific animals, and he modeled Miss Gratz on a local Holstein cow of the same name.
Gift in memory of E. Miles Valentine by his wife and stepdaughter, 1984
We invite you to share your experience of the Brandywine on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter (#Mybrandywine)
Erected by the Brandywine River Museum of Art.
Location. 39° 52.197′ N, 75° 35.598′ W. Marker is in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, in Delaware County. Touch for map. Marker and artwork are along the trail between the Brandywine River and the Brandywine River Museum of Art. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 Hoffman's Mill Road, Chadds Ford PA 19317, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Helen, 1989 (within shouting distance of this marker); Gradient (River Walk), 2015 (within
Also see . . .
1. J. Clayton Bright: The Artist. (Submitted on August 31, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Brandywine River Museum of Art. (Submitted on August 31, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Categories. • Animals • Arts, Letters, Music • Charity & Public Work • Man-Made Features •
Credits. This page was last revised on September 1, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 31, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 77 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 31, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.