Crockett Memorial, Ozona, plaque

Description:

Photograph of a plaque at the foot of the Crockett memorial in Crockett County. It reads: "William Mozart McVey. 1905-1995. A versatile sculptor of people, animals, birds and religious symbols, McVey attended the University of Texas and taught art there and at Rice University. He played football at Rice under the legendary coach John Heisman in 1924. McVey studied and taught at Cranbrook Art Institute, graduated from the Cleveland Art Institute, was a U. S. Air Force Major in World War II and taught plane and ship silhouette recognition to allied forces. Outstanding sculptures include: Winston Churchill, British Embassy, Washington D.C.; the frieze at the base of the San Jacinto Monument, Houston; James Bowie, Texarkana, Texas; bronze doors, University of Texas Memorial Museum, Austin; bronze doors, Federal Trade Commission, Washington, D.C. and sculptured niches, National Cathedral, Washington D.C. This Art Deco style sculpture of David Crockett, hero of the Alamo, was done in 1938."

Creator(s): Belden, Dreanna L.
Location(s): United States - Texas - Crockett County - Ozona
Creation Date: August 3, 2005
Partner(s):
UNT Libraries
Collection(s):
Photographing Texas
Usage:
Total Uses: 100
Past 30 days: 4
Yesterday: 0
Creator (Photographer):
Date(s):
  • Creation: August 3, 2005
  • Digitized: August 12, 2005
Coverage:
Place
United States - Texas - Crockett County - Ozona
Coordinates
30.7100471304, -101.200816507
Era
Into Modern Times, 1939-Present
Date
August 3, 2005
Description:

Photograph of a plaque at the foot of the Crockett memorial in Crockett County. It reads: "William Mozart McVey. 1905-1995. A versatile sculptor of people, animals, birds and religious symbols, McVey attended the University of Texas and taught art there and at Rice University. He played football at Rice under the legendary coach John Heisman in 1924. McVey studied and taught at Cranbrook Art Institute, graduated from the Cleveland Art Institute, was a U. S. Air Force Major in World War II and taught plane and ship silhouette recognition to allied forces. Outstanding sculptures include: Winston Churchill, British Embassy, Washington D.C.; the frieze at the base of the San Jacinto Monument, Houston; James Bowie, Texarkana, Texas; bronze doors, University of Texas Memorial Museum, Austin; bronze doors, Federal Trade Commission, Washington, D.C. and sculptured niches, National Cathedral, Washington D.C. This Art Deco style sculpture of David Crockett, hero of the Alamo, was done in 1938."

Physical Description:

1 photograph : col.

Language(s):
Subject(s):
Partner:
UNT Libraries
Collection:
Photographing Texas
Identifier:
  • LOCAL-CONT-NO: dscn0887
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metapth5688
Resource Type: Photograph
Format: Image
Points
30.7100471304, -101.200816507

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