THE MARQUETTE BUILDING. Hermon Atkins MacNeil. Post 1

Rarely have I been so impressed with a Restoration. Today I noticed that the first two panels memorializing Father Marquette by sculptor Hermon Atkins MacNeil have been quietly reinstalled on the East Facade of Holabird and Roche's Marquette Building. Longterm credits are due the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation for their care and preservation of the Marquette. Today, more "thank-you's" are due. This careful, thoughtful work is spectacular. Kudos are also due the preservation artist -- I hope to have credit s here shortly.
Below are vignettes from "The De Profundis was Intoned +++ The Body was then Carried to the Church."

Hermon Atkins Macneil was born in 1866 and died in 1947. He was a contributor to the Columbian Exposition of 1893. Another work, "The Sun Vow" is displayed in Hammond Beeby Babka's elegant Sculpture Court in the Daniel F and Ada L Rice Wing at the Art Institute of Chicago. More to follow.

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