OOS Sculpture

Pioneer Family

2002 / Jarrett K. Hawkins / Hamilton

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Life-sized, realistically rendered bronze sculpture of a "frontier couple" with a child, typical of 1802. The male figure represents the great-grandfather of a current Hamilton resident whose family has been active in the community since their arrival. The man carries a slung flintlock over his right shoulder. The woman has a baby in her arms and a bible in her right hand. They stand on a common base turned slightly towards one another. The sculpture was a gift of Dr. John A Stewart and his wife, Marian Stewart, and the artist used a photo of the couple from their youth as the basis for the faces of the people depicted in the sculpture.

The work was obtained through the efforts of the Hamilton, Ohio City of Sculpture, Inc. project.

Location: Monument Park, 15 S Monument Ave

County

: Butler

Citation

: Jarrett K. Hawkins, “Pioneer Family,” Ohio Outdoor Sculpture , accessed September 22, 2021, https://oos.sculpturecenter.org/items/show/1138.

Title

Pioneer Family

Description

Life-sized, realistically rendered bronze sculpture of a "frontier couple" with a child, typical of 1802. The male figure represents the great-grandfather of a current Hamilton resident whose family has been active in the community since their arrival. The man carries a slung flintlock over his right shoulder. The woman has a baby in her arms and a bible in her right hand. They stand on a common base turned slightly towards one another. The sculpture was a gift of Dr. John A Stewart and his wife, Marian Stewart, and the artist used a photo of the couple from their youth as the basis for the faces of the people depicted in the sculpture.

The work was obtained through the efforts of the Hamilton, Ohio City of Sculpture, Inc. project.

Date

2002

Publisher

Ohio Outdoor Sculpture

Identifier

1138

Location City

Location County

Provider Qualifier

Gift to city of Hamilton by:

Provider Entity

John Antenen Stewart, M.D./Marian Vail Stewart, M.T.

Location Site

Location Street

15 S Monument Ave

Location Type

Installation Date

2002-09-01

Materials

Inscription

From accompanying plaque:
"A Pioneer Family/The Stewart family lived constantly in Butler County for over 200 years./1802 to Present/Gift to the city of Hamilton by:/John Antenen Stewart, M.D./Marian Vail Stewart, M.T./September 1, 2002"