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Mid-Century Scale Model of The Gateway Arch, St. Louis, MO, after the design by Eero Saarinen (Finnish/American, 1910-1961)

Mid-Century Scale Model of The Gateway Arch, St. Louis, MO, after the design by Eero Saarinen (Finnish/American, 1910-1961)

Product Description:

Unsigned, the metal arch on wooden base, probably ca. mid 1960s

Dimensions:

Length 15 1/2 in. x Height 14 in. x Width 5 in. (overall)

Length 11 5/8 in. x Height 12 in. x Width 1 3/8 in.

Condition:

Oxidized, needs to be polished, wear to the base. Please contact cataloging@lofty.com for specific condition questions and to request a full condition report.

Provenance:

Purchased by the current owner from an antique shop in Springfield, Illinois, 2014

About The Artist:

Born in Finland in 1910, Eero Saarinen was the son of Eliel Saarinen, a noted and respected architect. His mother, Loja Saarinen, was a gifted sculptor, weaver, photographer, and architectural model maker.

In 1923 the Saarinens immigrated to the United States and settled in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, north of Detroit, where Eliel administered the Cranbrook Institute of Architecture and Design. Between 1930 and 1934, Eero studied at the Yale School of Architecture. After a two-year fellowship in Europe, he returned to Cranbrook in 1936 to become an instructor of design and his father's partner in the family architectural firm. Eero's designs include the TWA Flight Center at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York, the "Pedestal"(Tulip) chair, and the Washington Dulles International Airport.

Saarinen won a national competition and the prize of designing the Gateway Arch in 1947. The structure was built as a monument to Thomas Jefferson and to the pioneers for whom St. Louis was "the Gateway to the West.".

 

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