OOS Sculpture

The NFL Draft 1936

2015 / Gail Folwell / Canton

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On the corner of a quiet downtown parking lot in Canton, Ohio, is a rather impressive sculpture of five hulking bronze figures who pay tribute to a turning point in NFL history. The 2015 Sculpture "The NFL Draft, 1936” was the latest in “The Eleven,” a series of public artworks commemorating the greatest moments of professional football.

The massive bronze sculpture features five 7-foot, 450-pound figures — an NFL team owner ready to snap the ball flanked by four linemen — on a pedestal about 26 feet wide at Fourth Street and Cleveland Avenue NW. It was designed by sculptor Gail Folwell of Boulder, Colorado.

Location: Fourth Street and Cleveland Avenue NW

County

: Stark

Citation

: Gail Folwell, “The NFL Draft 1936 ,” Ohio Outdoor Sculpture , accessed July 26, 2021, https://oos.sculpturecenter.org/items/show/1793.

Title

The NFL Draft 1936

Description

On the corner of a quiet downtown parking lot in Canton, Ohio, is a rather impressive sculpture of five hulking bronze figures who pay tribute to a turning point in NFL history. The 2015 Sculpture "The NFL Draft, 1936” was the latest in “The Eleven,” a series of public artworks commemorating the greatest moments of professional football.

The massive bronze sculpture features five 7-foot, 450-pound figures — an NFL team owner ready to snap the ball flanked by four linemen — on a pedestal about 26 feet wide at Fourth Street and Cleveland Avenue NW. It was designed by sculptor Gail Folwell of Boulder, Colorado.

Creator

Date

2015

Source

https://www.beaconjournal.com/article/20150807/SPORTS/150809472

Identifier

#1793

Location City

Location County

Location Street

Fourth Street and Cleveland Avenue NW

Media Sculpture Height

7 feet

Media Sculpture Width

26 feet