Paul Jennewein (1890-1978)
October 11, 2014 – May 31, 2015
Active throughout the early to mid-20th century, sculptor C. Paul Jennewein created works that ranged from intimate small-scale bronze sculptures to major architectural projects. Jennewein’s sculptures attracted much attention from both national and international audiences. Cast in bronze, his works adorn gardens and fountains and significant works of architecture throughout the country and abroad. His creations not only reveal the inspiration of the ancient world but also engage with the new sculptural styles appearing in Europe in the early decades of the last century. The five works exhibited here were inspired by the supportive environment of the Academy and emphasized both the classical influences that permeated the region and the artist’s own developing interest in sculpture.
Credit: C. Paul Jennewein (German/American, 1890-1978), Greek Dance, 1984 (cast from the original 1926 bronze), Gilded bronze, Tampa Museum of Art, Gift of Brookgreen Gardens in honor of C. Paul Jennewein 1989.002