UNIQUE BRONZE, SIGNED
Homer Gunn was born in Woonsocket, Rhode Island
He studied at the Rhode Island School of Design from 1938 to1941. He also taught at Deerfield Academy in Deerfield, Massachusetts.
His most well known and monumental work was the Greenfield War Memorial, a bronze sculpture created in 1965, located in the center of Greenfield Massachusetts. He has also created sculptures for the Boston Symphony Orchestra at Tanglewood, Massachusetts, and The Basketball Hall of Fame.
The Art Inventories Catalog of the Smithsonian American Art Museum have six works documented as being attributed to Homer Gunn. They are the War Memorial as two works, entitled "Serpentine Wall" and "Peace Sculpture;" another work in Greenfield MA that was possibly originally a fountain; a work entitled, "Compression," at the Albany Institute of History and Art, in Albany NY;and two works located at an art gallery in Massachusetts, also with a music subject matter.
This above piece could be attributed to and inspired by the Boston Symphony Orchestra.