George Grant Elmslie / Section of a frieze / 1916George Grant Elmslie
Section of a frieze

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Creator Name: Elmslie, George Grant
Creator Nationality: North American; American
Creator Role: Designer
Creator Dates/Places: Born in Scotland; 1869 - 1952
Gender: M
Creator Birth Place: Scotland
Creator Name-CRT: George Grant Elmslie
Title: Section of a frieze
View: front
Creation Start Date: 1916
Creation End Date: 1916
Creation Date: 1916
Object Type: Architecture
Classification Term: Architectural
Materials and Techniques: Polychromed glazed terra-cotta
Dimensions: H.10 x W.10 x D.21 in.
AMICA Contributor: The Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Owner Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
ID Number: 73.18
Credit Line: Gift of The Security States Bank, Hector Minnesota, through the auspices of Mr. David Spreiter

These decorative terra-cotta tiles for the Farmers and Merchants Bank in Hector, Minnesota were designed by George Grant Elmslie in his own style of organic ornamentation, developed during twenty years as Louis Sullivan's chief draftsman. Stylized plant forms combined with geometric patterns, repeated throughout the facade, separate the brick lower level from the light stucco second story. This section was removed in 1970 when the bank was remodeled.

AMICA ID: MIA_.73.18
Component Measured: overall
Measurement Unit: in
AMICA Library Year: 2002
Media Metadata Rights: ? The Minneapolis Institute of Arts

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