Samuel Cashwan was born December 26, 1900 in Cherkassi,
Russia. Besides producing a number of WPA works in Michigan, Cashwan was
the head of the WPA sculpture section in Michigan. Apparently Cshwan retired
from Michigan to NC, where he died. His works include:
This 32-foot statue apparently was originally located at the Lansing
Water Treatment Plant.It is now part of the MSU walking tour page. http://www.msu.edu/~kamuseum/exhibitions/online/walking/page8.html
At Michigan State University, the Music Building, is a cast-concrete sculpture
by Samuel Cashwan depicting a group of musicians. It includes a bass player,
a drummer, and a saxophonist - http://www.msu.edu/~kamuseum/exhibitions/online/walking/page4.html
This Cashwan work is located at the Lincoln Consolidated Training School,
Ypsilanti, MI. There is a photo of the 13 foot Lincoln Memorial statue
made of limestone, funded by the Federal Art Project and sponsored by the
Lincoln Consolidated Training School, Ypsilanti, Michigan. The photo shows
the artists from this project - Samuel Cashwan, Nelva Browning, Margaret
Ann Lau, &Dorris Garrod. http://newdeal.feri.org/library/h56.htm
- "Willoughby D. Miller"
Located in front of the Kellogg-Dental School on the North University campus
at the University of Michigan is a marble-like (probably limestone) sculpture
entitled "Willoughby D. Miller", a memorial of Dr. Miller (class
of 1875) that was done by Samuel Adolph Cashwan in 1940 with partial WPA
funding. According to a local source, the Miller monument is still in place
but a bust that was on top of this work was deemed "weird" and
subsequently moved inside the Dentistry school.
- Clare Middle School (formerly
Clare High School) - an eight foot sculpture by Cashwan entitiled "Pioneer
Mother" dedicated on November 11, 1938. (photos)
|These photos of a Cashwan Snail pond that was in his backyard when
he was growing up were contributed by Daniel Redstone, Michigan.
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