OOS Sculpture

American Woman

1989 / David Hostetler / Athens

Side/Front View of American Woman

Abstract form of female with drapery and bend of body completing the form. There is no delineation of arms or legs. Head shape is rounded with a defined nose and indents for eyes.

American Woman was funded and donated to the university by two Ohio University alumni: the artist, Professor Emeritus of Art David Hostetler, MFA '49, and Distinguished Visiting Professor and Ohio University Board of Trustees member Jeanette Grasselli, BS '50, DS '78 HON. It was the first sculpture added to the Ohio University campus since 1865.

Sculpture is located in Wolfe Garden, outside of the Alden Library's fourth-floor entrance.

Location: Ohio University

County

: Athens

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Citation

: David Hostetler, “American Woman,” Ohio Outdoor Sculpture , accessed December 7, 2021, https://oos.sculpturecenter.org/index.php/items/show/1054.

Title

American Woman
Standing Woman

Description

Abstract form of female with drapery and bend of body completing the form. There is no delineation of arms or legs. Head shape is rounded with a defined nose and indents for eyes.

American Woman was funded and donated to the university by two Ohio University alumni: the artist, Professor Emeritus of Art David Hostetler, MFA '49, and Distinguished Visiting Professor and Ohio University Board of Trustees member Jeanette Grasselli, BS '50, DS '78 HON. It was the first sculpture added to the Ohio University campus since 1865.

Sculpture is located in Wolfe Garden, outside of the Alden Library's fourth-floor entrance.

Creator

Date

1989

Source

https://www.ohio.edu/athens/bldgs/wolfegarden.html
https://www.thepostathens.com/article/2006/02/art-works-add-culture-to-campus
Image of Hostetler and his sculpture, and description of the 1989 dedication:
https://media.library.ohio.edu/digital/collection/archives/id/45109/

Publisher

Ohio Outdoor Sculpture

Identifier

1054

Location City

Location County

Provider Qualifier

Funds provided by

Provider Entity

David Hostetler
Jeanette Grasselli

Location Site

Artist Notes

https://www.davidhostetler.com/

Media Sculpture Height

7 feet

Media Sculpture Width

10"

Media Sculpture Depth

10"

Media Base Height

12

Media Base Width

12

Installation Date

1989-03-29

Materials

Inscription

"The American Woman by David L. Hostetler. Art is long and life is brief. Gifted by David L. Hostetler, class of 49, Jeanette Grasselli, class of 50."

Additional Resources

1989 Ohio University Today photo featuring Hostetler and Grasselli at the March 29th dedication: https://archive.org/details/ohiouniversityto113ohio/page/14/mode/2up?view=theater