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Selah Bond, Jr. sculpture

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: RITArt-0058

Scope and Contents

Selah Bond sculpture consists of a set of 3 bronze busts of former RIT presidents: Mark Ellingson (1936-1969), Paul Miller (1969-1979), and Richard Rose (1979-1992). Busts are encased in a plexiglass box.

Dates

  • circa 1970-1985

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to researchers.

Biographical / Historical

Selah Bond, Jr. was born on May 6, 1919. A resident of Honeoye, New York, Bond served as editor and writer of the Graphic Arts Research Center at RIT. He published several articles and books, including Thoughts into Words (1972) and "Our Subjective World of Color" (1971).

Of sculpting a likeness Bond wrote, "Understanding and accepting the differences between the living and an image of the living enables us to find real satisfaction in the prestigious tribute paid to a person by a commissioned sculpture."1

Bond died Tuesday, January 4, 2011 at age 91.

1 "Understanding the Sculpted Image," by Selah Bond. Artscene: A Digest of News and Observations Published by Arts for Greater Rochester, 1982.

Extent

3 Item(s) (3 busts)

Language

English

Overview

Set of three busts of RIT presidents by Selah Bond. Bond was a writer and editor in the Graphic Art Research Center at RIT.

Arrangement

Collection consists of three sculptures.

Physical Location

CS South, East Wall, Shelf 102

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Selah Bond, Jr. sculpture were gifted to the RIT Archives in June 1984.

Dimensions

Each bust approx. 13 x 6.5 inches

Processing Information

Finding aid created by Amy Vilz in September 2011.
Title
Selah Bond, Jr. sculpture
Subtitle
RIT Art Collection
Status
Published
Author
Amy Vilz
Date
28 September 2011
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Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the RIT Archives Repository

Contact:
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