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The Foundations - Building a Skyscraper
- Joseph Pennell
Orange County Courthouse
About the Artwork
This lithograph print is located on the third floor south hallway.
About the Artist
Joseph Pennell launched his career as an illustrator by selling picturesque drawings of south Philadelphia to Schribner’s Monthly in 1881. Following the success of his sketches in New Orleans, published in George W. Cable’s book The Creoles of Louisiana (1884), he married Elizabeth Robins, formerly his collaborator on a Century magazine article. the couple moved to London and became friends with the American artist James McNeill Whistler. Pennell, a prolific artist and writer, experimented with new graphic techniques and sought to draw critical attention to book illustration. The couple returned to the United States in 1917, and Pennell taught for several years at the Art Students’ League in New York City. Through Pennell’s bequest, the Library acquired their collection of books, manuscripts and graphic art.
Did you know?
Albin Polasek, heralded as one of America's foremost sculptors of the twentieth century, retired to Winter Park in 1950 where he completed 18 more major works
Discover Art in Central Florida!
For those who have eyes to see, there are hundreds of works of art around them.
This web site provides some information on many of those works of art that can
be regularly viewed in Orange County by any member of the public without an
admission fee. They are outside in public view, or located in an interior area
that is normally open to the public.
Look around this web site and find something that interests you. Then go see it
in person. The information you find here will add to the pleasure of exploring
public art in Central Florida.
If, in your travels around Orange County, you come across some public art that
is not listed here, please let us know so we can add it. If you are aware of
additional information about art or artist that is included here, again, please
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to spice up their life through exploring art.