c. 1970 – Large Bronze Bust of Canadian Olympian Marksman, Roy Cole by Elizabeth Holbrook (1913-2009).Art, General
A wonderful large bronze bust of the Canadian Olympian Sports Shooter, Roy Cole, circa 1970s. Mr. Cole, who lived from 1912 to 1999, participated in the trap event at the 1952 summer olympics.
The Canadian artist is Elizabeth Holbrook (1913-2009).
(Wikipedia). Born in Hamilton, Ontario, on November 7, 1913, Elizabeth Bradford Holbrook was the great-great-granddaughter of the Hon. John Willson, the first speaker for the House in Upper Canada. Holbrook studied at the Hamilton Art School (1928–31), Ontario College of Art (1932-35), Royal College of Art in London, England (1936) and at Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan (1948). She studied under such artists as Hortense Gordon, John S. Gordon, John Sloan, Gustav Hahn, Emanuel Hahn, Rowley Murphy, and Carl Milles.
She was a lecturer in Sculpture at Dundas Valley School of Art from 1965 to 1969,at the Burlington Cultural Centre from 1990-1993 and at McMaster University, Faculty of Arts in Hamilton, Ontario from 1995-1999. Holbrook’s portrait sculptures are represented in over 50 public collections worldwide.
The bust measures 21 3/4 inches tall and has a 6 3/4 inch square marble base.
Both the bust and base are in excellent condition.
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