Monumental Copper Brutalist Sculpture - 'Chanticleer' by Fred Holschuh

Title: Chanticleer

Artist: George Frederick Holschuh (1902-1995)

Year: 1967

This piece was created primarily in copper, with other re-purposed/salvaged materials used throughout as was common in many of his pieces during this period. Chanticleer is a reference to the Canterbury Tales specifically the Nuns Priest Tale, in which Chanticleer is a proud rooster.

80" tall x 43" wide x 78" deep

About the Artist:

George Frederick “Fred” Holschuh was born in Erbach, Germany where he received his degree in architecture from the school of Art and Design. He went on to further study architecture under Walter Gropius at the Bauhaus School. He then came to the United States and earned advanced degrees at the Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia and at the University of Pennsylvania. In 1947 he moved to Tallahassee to become the first male to join the art faculty at the Florida State College for Women (now Florida State University). He retired from Florida State in 1972 to focus on his personal sculpture work.

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