Public Art at Williams

Public Art at Williams

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    Sandy Seated in a Square, 1967
    Richard McDermott Miller (American, b. 1922)
    bronze
    Bequest of Lawrence H. Bloedel, Class of 1923
    77.9.111
    Photo by Megan Cross

    Miller was known for creating intricate, lifelike nude sculptures at a time when most sculptors were fixated on abstraction. He created wax and clay studies in the presence of a live model and then had the wax and clay models cast in bronze. Miller’s figural works range from a few inches to more than eight feet tall. A similar sculpture of Sandy in a geometric frame is a part of the campus of the University of Houston.

    This sculpture, currently located at Field Farm, was bequeathed to the college by renowned collector Lawrence Bloedel.