|Feeding pigeons at the original site of Lorado Taft's "Fountain of the Great Lakes."|
in the South Garden of the Art Institute of Chicago (1929)
The Fountain of the Great Lakes is one of the best-known works of Lorado Taft, an Illinois native who was educated at the University of Illinois and later at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris.
Compiled by Dr. Neil Gale, Ph.D.
As a past member of the Art Institute, for all the times, I have been there, and lived in Chicago for the first 52 years of my life, I have never heard of or seen this "Fountain of the Great Lakes". If I did happen to see it, I can't imagine not remembering. The photos above are exquisite and I will hope to visit Chicago again very soon. Just to see this enchanting fountain. Thank you, Mr. Gale, for sharing this.ReplyDelete