ART
ARCHITECTURE
& HISTORY
in the Public Realm
Lions at the Art Institute of Chicago , 1894
Artworks: Sculpture

Artist
Edward Kemeys
Collection
Chicago Public Art Program
Materials
Bronze
Dates
  • Installed, 1894
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Description
Flanking the entrance to the Art Institute of Chicago, Edward Kemeys' lions are among the city’s most beloved and recognizable sculptures. A largely self-taught artist who became famous for his sculptures of wild animals, Edward Kemeys (1843-1907), established a studio in Chicago in 1892. The following year, the World’s Columbian Exposition in Jackson Park showcased twelve of his sculptures in plaster including massive jaguars, bears, and bison. At the fair, Kemeys’ lions were placed at th...
Courtesy of Chicago Public Art Program
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Location
Art Institute of Chicago
111 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60605
United States

Located on the outside grounds of the Art Institute.
Nearby Items
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