A Guide to the San Jacinto Monument Freize Sculpture Sketches, ca. 1936-1939
William M. McVey (1905-1995) was a sculptor who studied at Rice Institute in Houston and the Cleveland Institute of Art. After serving in World War II he returned to the Cleveland Institute of Art to head the Sculpture Department there. A highly regarded sculptor and teacher in Texas and nationally, he created the stone frieze at the base of the San Jacinto Monument near Houston, the Davy Crockett Memorial in Ozona, the James Bowie Memorial in Texarkana and numerous other works of note on the Rice University campus and at the Houston Museum of Art.
Collection consists of two sketches of scenes from the frieze at the base of the San Jacinto Monument probably drawn by William M. McVey. These sketches were separated from the William H. Morrow Collection.
San Jacinto Monument Freize Sculpture Sketches, ca. 1936-1939, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
This collection was processed by Sarah Clark, January 1992. Subsequent revisions were made by Linda Peterson, August 2010.
Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center’s "History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light" project, 2009-2011.
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