Pere' Marquette Monument
Created for Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI., 2005

 

Passers-by take a look at the new statue of Père Jacques Marquette that was mounted to its base Tuesday behind the Raynor Memorial Libraries on the Marquette University campus. The bronze figure, which honors the 17th-century French, Jesuit missionary and explorer for whom the Jesuit university is named, was created by New York sculptor Ron Knepper and stands 8 feet 2 inches tall and weighs between 2,500 and 3,000 pounds.
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news article) (small definitive study of monument)

 

Ron Knepper's Pere' Marquette Monument at Raynor Memorial Library on the Marquette University campus


Workers install the new sculpture on the Marquette campus


Sculptor Ron Knepper poses with his creation



Original Marquette

 

This model is 48" high.  The completed monument is 8 feet 2 inches tall.

These versions are available as bronze casts.  Please contact the artist for details.

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