Carl Paul Jennewein American, 1890-1978


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

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