Waupun-area native Clarence Addison Shaler commisioned Lorado Taft to create the “Recording Angel” in honor of his late wife, Blanche Bancroft Shaler.
Credit: Chelsey Lewis
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“Who Sows Believes in God” represents the optisim of farmers. The statue lived in a University of Wisconsin professor’s basement for 30 years, then another 15 years in a remote spot near Arlington before being dedicated to Waupun in 1995.
“Dawn of Day” was Shaler’s first sculpture donated to Waupun that he did himself. He dedicated the sculpture in 1931.
"The Citadel," sculpted by Shaler in 1940, is said to represent Nazi Germany in World War II.
“Doe and Fawn” sits in front of the Rock River Country Club, one of Shaler’s favorite places.
Waupun-area native Clarence Addison Shaler sculpted “The Pioneers” in memory of his mother’s steadfast dedication to her family and the toilsome pioneer lifestyle.
Waupun, dubbed the "City of Sculpture," is home to eight sculptures created or commissioned by native Clarence Addison Shaler, who didn't begin sculpting the massive bronze works until the age of 70.
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