Wednesday, August 13, 2014
John Kearney, Sculptor Of Uptown Gorillas, Passes Away
By Rick Kogan, Chicago Tribune
There is wonder in the work of sculptor John Kearney, and that wonder — in the form of large-scale metal sculptures that dot the Chicago area — gives joy to any who pass by the Tin Man, Cowardly Lion, Scare Crow and Dorothy and Toto in Oz Park; the gorilla climbing up a wall in Uptown; three deer at the Aon Building; and creatures at the Museum of Science and Industry and the Lincoln Park Zoo. Continue Reading
UU Note: Kearney was also the sculptor of the "Hull House Gorilla," currently on hiatus and soon to be returned to the apartment building being constructed at 4520 Beacon. He also sculpted the gorilla that resides on the side of a home on Castlewood, and the pumas outside Goudy School.