OOS Sculpture

Bust of William Shakespeare

1916 / Joseph Motto & Stephen Rebeck / Cleveland

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A bronze bust depicting author William Shakespeare in the British Cultural Gardens, formally known as the Shakespeare Garden. Joseph Motto, one of the two artists who worked on the bust, was a 1912 graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Art whose works are displayed throughout Europe. A sculptor, painter, and ceramicist, Motto taught at both the Cleveland Institute of Art and Hawken School. Motto shared a studio and practice Cleveland sculptor Stephen Rebeck. Together they completed the bust of Shakespeare as a private commission.

Location: British Cultural Garden, 1131 East Blvd

County

: Cuyahoga

Citation

: Joseph Motto and Stephen Rebeck, “Bust of William Shakespeare ,” Ohio Outdoor Sculpture , accessed December 1, 2021, http://oos.sculpturecenter.org/items/show/1937.

Title

Bust of William Shakespeare

Description

A bronze bust depicting author William Shakespeare in the British Cultural Gardens, formally known as the Shakespeare Garden. Joseph Motto, one of the two artists who worked on the bust, was a 1912 graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Art whose works are displayed throughout Europe. A sculptor, painter, and ceramicist, Motto taught at both the Cleveland Institute of Art and Hawken School. Motto shared a studio and practice Cleveland sculptor Stephen Rebeck. Together they completed the bust of Shakespeare as a private commission.

Date

1916

Identifier

1937

Location City

Location County

Provider Entity

Shakespeare's 300th Anniversary Committee

Location Site

Location Street

1131 East Blvd

Location Type

Installation Date

1916

Materials