Title

Feature article on the world-famous Skowhegan Indian, a 62-foot wooden sculpture

Authors

Amy Sutherland

Source

Down East

Date

6-1-2002

Pages

60-61, 88-89

Abstract

Feature article on the world-famous Skowhegan Indian, a 62-foot wooden sculpture that looms over a sprawling downtown parking lot in Skowhegan. He is a not a chief, but a fisherman, clutching a giant fishing weir in one hand and a spear in the other. Last year, the Skowhegan Chamber of Commerce hired Ronald Harvey, a professional art conservator, to inspect the local icon and estimates restoration could cost up to $20,000. The sculpture was created by Bernard "Blackie" Langlais, who accepted a $10,000 commission in 1966 to create the work. Langlais is an Old Town native who first made a name for himself as an abstract expressionist painter. A large sampling of his sculptures is on view at the Portland Museum of Art through June 9.

Subjects

Sculpture, Harvey, Ronald, Langlais, Bernard

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