North Park University archive

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This record forms part of the Chicago’s Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource project funded by the Terra Foundation for American Art. For this project, the Archives surveyed archival repositories throughout the Chicago region to identify art-related materials contained in their holdings. While the Archives of American Art does not own any of the materials described herein, information about those materials and links to the original repositories have been included when available.

Descriptive Summary

1 folder of material relating to the sculpture Learn of Me by Egon Weiner, including biographical materials, correspondence, memos, photographs of the sculpture, news clippings, and a copy of the printed program for the dedication of the sculpture at North Park University in 1967. Also included is an undated brochure for an exhibition by Weiner and Gerald Hardy.

Biographical Historical Note

Born in Vienna, Egon Weiner arrived in Chicago in 1938 and served as a faculty member at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. His monumental statue of Christ, Learn of Me, was commissioned for North Park University in Chicago and displayed at the New York World’s Fair of 1964-65 before being installed at the university in 1967.