Selah Bond, Jr. sculpture
Scope and Contents
Selah Bond sculpture consists of a set of 3 bronze busts of former RIT presidents: Mark Ellingson (1936-1969), Paul Miller (1969-1979), and Richard Rose (1979-1992). Busts are encased in a plexiglass box.
- Creation: circa 1970-1985
- Bond, Jr., Selah (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open to researchers.
Biographical / Historical
Selah Bond, Jr. was born on May 6, 1919. A resident of Honeoye, New York, Bond served as editor and writer of the Graphic Arts Research Center at RIT. He published several articles and books, including Thoughts into Words (1972) and "Our Subjective World of Color" (1971).
Of sculpting a likeness Bond wrote, "Understanding and accepting the differences between the living and an image of the living enables us to find real satisfaction in the prestigious tribute paid to a person by a commissioned sculpture."1
Bond died Tuesday, January 4, 2011 at age 91.
1 "Understanding the Sculpted Image," by Selah Bond. Artscene: A Digest of News and Observations Published by Arts for Greater Rochester, 1982.
3 Item(s) (3 busts)
Set of three busts of RIT presidents by Selah Bond. Bond was a writer and editor in the Graphic Art Research Center at RIT.
Collection consists of three sculptures.
CS South, East Wall, Shelf 102
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Selah Bond, Jr. sculpture were gifted to the RIT Archives in June 1984.
Each bust approx. 13 x 6.5 inches
Finding aid created by Amy Vilz in September 2011.
- Selah Bond, Jr. sculpture
- RIT Art Collection
- Amy Vilz
- 28 September 2011
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