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Walker Lee Cisler, Mold, [Plaster]

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Title

Walker Lee Cisler, Mold, [Plaster]

Subject

Figure sculpture, American--20th century

Description

Portrait mold of Walker Lee Cisler plaster Plaster and sisal, and galvanized pipe. The plaster is stained a yellowish color from the shellac used to seal the plaster. Text on the plaster is "Walker Lee Cisler Citizen of the World".

Mr. Cisler was famous for his development of atomic nuclear energy for electric power generation. He published several papers about energy, progress and productivity as related to the use of atomic energy in industry

This plaster mold has shellac applied to it as a releasing agent when making the model. This rectangular plaquette design was used repeatedly for portrait plaques from about the late 1930s through the 1970s. Most portraits were usually in profile. Metal pipes were used as reinforcements for the plaquette. Sisal, a strong plant fiber, was mixed in the plaster for extra strength.

Portrait plaque hangs at entrance to the Walker Cisler College Center, on the campus of Lake Superior State College, Sault Ste Marie, Michigan. Dedicated early October of 1973.

Creator

Fredericks, Marshall M., 1908-1998

Date

1973

Rights

Use of this image requires permission from the Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Museum

Type

Sculpture
Relief Sculpture

Coverage

University Center (Mich.)

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Physical Dimensions

39" x 33" x 4"

Materials

Plaster

Catalog Number

1999.167

Object Location

Storage Room B - L

Provenance

6/1/06 - 1/19/07 "Marshall M. Fredericks: Works from the Collection" MFSM, University Center, MI

10/25/1999 gifted to MFSM

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