C. Paul Jennewein (1890-1978) was a highly regarded and successful American sculptor of the mid-20th century. He immigrated to the United States from Germany in 1907 and within four years of his arrival began receiving important national and international art commissions that drew upon his skills as an ornamental sculptor and as a painter. He is widely recognized for being among the artists who popularized the Art Deco style in the United States. Active throughout the early to mid-20th century, Jennewein created works that ranged from intimate small-scale bronze sculptures to major architectural projects. Cast in bronze, his works adorn gardens and fountains and significant works of architecture throughout the country and abroad. His creations not only reveal the inspiration of the ancient world but also engage with the new sculptural styles appearing in Europe in the early decades of the twentieth century.
Honors and Memberships
Vice President of National Academy of Design
President of National Sculpture Society
Fine Arts Commission
President of Brookgreen Gardens
Museums and Public Collections
Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, Massachusetts
Ball State Museum of Art, Indiana
Brookgreen Gardens, Murrells Inlet, SC
Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio
Currier Gallery of Art, New Hampshire
District Court House, Washington D.C.
Figge Art Museum, Davenport, Iowa
Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, Massachusetts
House of Representatives Building, Washington D.C.
John Herron Art Institute, Indianapolis, IN
Justice Department Building, Washington D.C.
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
New York State Insurance Building, New York, NY
Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Pennsylvania
Rockefeller Center, New York
San Diego Museum of Art, California
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C.
Tampa Museum of Art, Florida
Woolworth Building, New York, NY