Rolling Bear Cubs

Title: Rolling Bear Cubs
 Artist: McVey, William M.
 Date: Circa 1937; Donated in 1988
 Type: Sculpture
 Medium: Limestone
 Location: Hermann Park

William M. McVey was born in Boston in 1905 and moved to Ohio in his teens. He spent two years studying art and architecture at Rice Institute before transferring to the Art Institute in Cleveland. He graduated in 1928 and spent several years studying in Paris. After his return to America, he held teaching positions at the Institute of Art in Cleveland, the Cranbrook Academy of Art, Ohio State University, the University of Texas, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. He also served in the Army Air Force during World War II, attaining the rank of major.

McVey’s artwork can be found around the country, including the stone frieze around the San Jacinto Monument and a Washington, D.C., sculpture of Winston Churchill. Several of his works are on the Rice University campus and in the Museum of Fine Art, Houston.


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