Spirit of the Firefighter

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Spirit of the Firefighter
JeffriesSpiritoftheFirefighter1983.jpg
Artist Mark Jeffries (artist)
Year 1983
Type bronze
Dimensions 190 cm × 60 cm × 37 cm (76 in × 23.5 in × 14.5 in)
Location 5335 W. Teutonia Ave., Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Coordinates 43°6′53.195″N 87°57′1.354″W / 43.11477639°N 87.95037611°W / 43.11477639; -87.95037611Coordinates: 43°6′53.195″N 87°57′1.354″W / 43.11477639°N 87.95037611°W / 43.11477639; -87.95037611
Owner City of Milwaukee, Milwaukee Fire Department

Spirit of the Firefighter is a public art work by American artist Mark Jeffries, located on the north side of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.[1] The bronze sculpture depicts a male figure wearing a firefighter's protective uniform: cuffed boots with trousers tucked inside, a long belted coat with toggle closures on the front, and a close-fitting hood.[2] On top of his head is a brinned hat with an "Engine 37 MFD" badge on the front. The figure's arms and hands are at his side. In one hand, he holds his two gloves. The sculpture is installed at 5335 W. Teutonia Ave. at Milwaukee Fire Department Engine Company #37.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Spirit of the Firefighter, (sculpture)". Art Inventories Catalog-SIRIS. Smithsonian American Art Museum. Retrieved 1 August 2012. 
  2. ^ "New City Statue to be Dedicated". Milwaukee Journal. 1 June 1983.