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Artwork copyright Lee Kelly. Photo courtesy of the artist.
Artwork%20copyright%20Lee%20Kelly.%20Photo%20courtesy%20of%20the%20artist.

Documents

Blue Benn, 1999

Lee Kelly
(American, born 1932)

Location: Evergreen High School, Vancouver

ABOUT THE ARTWORK

Lee Kelly's large metal sculpture Blue Benn is positioned to "converse" with its partner sculpture "Bennington II" on the other side of the high school's central outdoor courtyard.

This artwork was acquired for the State Art Collection in partnership with Evergreen School District.

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Lee Kelly is a Oregon-based artist, known nationally for his monumental public sculptures. He was born in Idaho, the grandson of a ranching family. After studying architecture, he graduated from the Museum Art School at the Portland Art Museum (now known as the Pacific Northwest College of Art) in 1959. In 1985, he received a grant from the Oregon Arts Commission to study the traditional bronze casting methods of the Newari people in Nepal. He received an Oregon Governor's Arts Award in 1987, and he was the subject of a major career retrospective at the Portland Art Museum in 2010.

ARTWORK DETAILS

Material Category

Sculpture - uncoated ferrous metals

Medium

Weathering steel

Dimensions

6.2 ft x 12 ft x 4.8 ft

ID Number

WSAC2009.006.001

Acquisition Method

Site responsive commission

Artist Location

Oregon, United States

LOCATION INFORMATION

Agency

Evergreen School District

Artwork Location

Evergreen High School
interior courtyard, north side

WA County

Clark

Setting

Exterior

Site Type

Public School

Address

14300 NE 18th St.
Vancouver, WA 98684

Geo. Coordinates

45.636965 | -122.525725

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