THE ARCHITECTURE OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OREGON
Outdoor Sculpture & Building Ornamentation
||Artist: Alexander Phimister Proctor
Date: 1918; installed 1919.
Location: Between Johnson Hall, Fenton Hall, Friendly Hall
||Facing Johnson Hall, Summer 2004
This sculpture, located across from Johnson Hall, was dedicated with great ceremony in May 1919. The sculptor, Alexander Phimister Proctor (1862-1950), used a trapper from near Burns, Oregon, as his model. The 1918 bronze statue, mounted on a base of McKenzie River basalt, was a gift of Joseph N. Teal, Portland attorney.
Books and Parts of Books
- Proctor, Alexander Phimister. Alexander Phimister Proctor, sculptor in buckskin; an autobiography. Edited and with an introd. by Hester Elizabeth Proctor. Introd. by Vivian A. Paladin Publisher Norman, University of Oklahoma Press .
- "Working on Teal statue; A. Phimister Proctor busy on model for Teal gift statue. (Pioneer father), Daily Emerald 4/26/17; 1.
- "Statue will stand amid Campus firs; "Location for Proctor's 'Pioneer' picked out." Daily Emerald 4/13/18; 1.
- "Pioneer statue to arrive soon; Daily Emerald." 4/10/19; 2; 2.
- "'Pioneer'" erected on Campus site; canvas-covered"; (father)." Daily Emerald 5/13/19; 1.
- "Pioneer statue, J. W. Teal's gift to Oregon, unveiled." Daily Emerald 5/22/19; 1.