Artist: Meyer, Alvin William Carl (American 1892 - 1972) , Alvin William Meyer, son of German immigrants, Ferdinand and Clara Hagel Meyer, was born in Bartlett, Illinois in 1892. In 1897 the family moved to Cambridge, Md. One of 6 children, Alvin was educated at the Maryland Institute of Design, in Baltimore and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia. He went on to the American Academy in Rome where studied under Frank Perley Fairchild. He won the Prix de Rome in 1926. While in Rome Meyer met Howard Hanson beginning a lifelong friendship. By 1929 he was director of architect Holabird and Root's sculpture department in Chicago.
Title: Bust Portrait of Composer Howard Hanson
Date: circa 1930's
Medium: cast bronze on green marble stand
Dimension: 15.5 x 9 x 8 inches not including stand
Description: Great Art Deco Bronze Portrait of legendary composer and musician Howard Hanson
Provenance: The Estate of Margaret and Howard Hanson. Howard Harold Hanson (October 28, 1896 – February 26, 1981) was an American composer, conductor, educator, music theorist, and champion of American classical music. As director for 40 years of the Eastman School of Music, he built a high-quality school and provided opportunities for commissioning and performing American music. He won a Pulitzer Prize (in 1944 for his Symphony no. 4) and received numerous other awards.