Public Art

Four Seasons

By Marie Carr Taylor
Category: Sculpture

About

The tradition of portraying the four seasons as human figures flourished during the Renaissance. Usually the figures carry or wear symbols of the seasons. Marie Carr Taylor is best known for her animal sculptures, often carved in her favorite medium of fieldstones. She once explained, “I am interested in a poetic approach to nature.” Although she studied painting at Washington University and in New York, she is a self-taught sculptor. Her original style has led to successful exhibitions at the St. Louis Art Museum, through the country and even around the world. She had a close relationship with the Missouri Botanical Gardens all her life as her great-grandfather served as president of the Board of Trustees from its founding in 1889 until 1910.

For more information visit the Missouri Botanical Gardens website.

Dimensions: 24″ x 12″ x 12″
Year Completed: 1991
Material: White Georgia marble
Owner: Missouri Botanical Garden


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