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Sunset Memorial Gardens, Rockford, Illinois, Perspective

A work made of graphite on illustration board.

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  • A work made of graphite on illustration board.

Date:

c. 1951

Artist:

Franz Lipp (American, born Germany, 1897-1996)
Anthony Wuchterl (American, 1897-1970)

About this artwork

Franz Lipp was a distinguished protégé of Jens Jensen, the influential Prairie School landscape architect who worked with Chicago architects Louis Sullivan and Frank Lloyd Wright. Lipp’s practice included many projects for businesses looking to build sprawling, landscaped campuses outside of major cities. This suburban environment also included new cemeteries that stood apart from the pastoral parcels created as retreats from the city. Lipp’s design for a memorial garden in Rockford, Illinois, was one such space, with loose rows of trees flanking a well-proportioned path. As in years past, monumental sculpture remained a part of the modern cemetery but as a more integrated, even subordinate, element in the natural landscape.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Architecture and Design

Artist

Franz Lipp (Landscape Architect)

Title

Sunset Memorial Gardens, Rockford, Illinois, Perspective

Place

Rockford (Building address)

Date  Dates are not always precisely known, but the Art Institute strives to present this information as consistently and legibly as possible. Dates may be represented as a range that spans decades, centuries, dynasties, or periods and may include qualifiers such as c. (circa) or BCE.

1946–1956

Medium

Graphite on illustration board

Dimensions

50.6 × 71 cm (19 15/16 × 27 15/16 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Franz Lipp through the Chicago Botanic Garden

Reference Number

1994.80.1

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