The form of a head is mounted on a circular wooden base. The head is tilted slightly downward, with eyes closed or looking down. The eyebrows appear to be slightly raised. The figure has a high forehead, from which falls hair or a headdress. The hair or headdress falls from the top of the head and behind the neck, flowing in the direction of the figure's right. The figure is bronze in color with variance in color and texture resembling the grain and irregularity of wood.
Peter Lupori ( 1918- ), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, began his teaching career at the College of St. Catherine (now St. Catherine University) in 1950-51 as assistant professor of art. He soon became associate professor and finally professor and artist-in-residence, a position he held until his retirement in 1992. He not only taught at St. Kate’s but also, the University of Minnesota, University of St. Thomas, and even Schumann Elementary School in Long Lake Minnesota. All throughout his professional career as an educator, Lupori participated in annual exhibitions while receiving endless commissions. In April 1993 St. Catherine University hosted a retrospective exhibition of Lupori’s work at the Catherine G. Murphy Gallery. A catalogue, Peter Lupori Retrospective, accompanied the exhibition. Soon after a Peter Lupori scholarship was established in his name to help support outstanding Studio Art majors at St. Catherine University. Since the mid-1950’s, graduating students from St. Catherine University have received a contemporary medal of St. Catherine of Alexandria, designed by Lupori. In 1995 Lupori began designing brass ornaments as well as charms and pins for the St. Kate’s alumnae association. Also, since his retirement, he has completed a few large commissions, including a seven-foot bronze sculpture, Our Lady, installed in front of Our Lady of Victory Chapel on St. Catherine University campus. He is married to Catherine Pribyl Lupori; they have, two children, John & Maria.
12 x 9 x 9-1/2 inches
Lupori, Peter, “Maiden,” Digital Collections From St Kate's, accessed December 2, 2023, https://omeka.reclaim.stkate.edu/items/show/3561.
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