Professor Emeritus Jack Squier's sculpture featured at the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art
The Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art is featuring the artwork of a revered emeritus professor of art in a new exhibition, Jack Squier: The Arts Make Life Worthwhile, through June 7 in the Hirsch Lecture Lobby. Free and open to the public.
Squier (M.F.A. '52), was appointed professor of sculpture in 1965. He taught, mentored, and inspired students for more than three decades and retired from teaching in 2004. His work reflects his fascination with ancient cultures and his deep interest in experimenting, creating a unique sculptural style in media including bronze, wood, and polyester resin.
Now 88, Squier was the subject of a 40-year retrospective at the Johnson Museum in 1993 and was honored there during Reunion 2007. His work is in such public collections as the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden.
The Johnson Museum installation — organized by Lee Rice '16 with the assistance of Stephanie Wiles, the museum's Richard J. Schwartz Director — celebrates the recent gift of Squier's carved wood sculpture Blind Animal II to the museum.
By Dan Aloi, Cornell Chronicle