UC's Permanent Collection of Henry DiSpirito Works
All photos taken by Robert Chalmers '01
**Denotes gift by the artist
Addison Miller White Administration Building
Bust of Asa Gray (cast stone marble, silica, sand and cement)**
-- Along with "Bust of Asa Gray," both pieces were done in DiSpirito's studio. Students helped with the casting of Asa Gray. These works are located in the courtyard of Gordon Science Center. **
--Located in the Admissions Office. **
The Badger (fieldstone) -- Located in the Greenhouse Garden. **
Frank E. Gannett Memorial Library
The First Lesson (carved from part of a willow tree) -- the artist's intent with this piece was to show the bonding of mother and child.
The Book of Knowledge (granite) -- A gift of the class of 1959 and memorial to Ralph Strebel, dean of Utica College from 1947-1959.
Dodging the Wind (apple wood) -- The artist dedicated this piece to all the students at Utica College who brave the winter winds on campus to receive their education. The dedication was made in 1982. **
James Dwight Dana (plaster)
-- A sculpture of the famous geologist from the Utica area.
Abstract Bird [Maternal] and Snake (fieldstones) -- These pieces are located near the pool area in the atrium of the Library Concourse. **
Across the Seas (oil on canvas, 1921) -- Gift of Mr. Geoffrey A. Hampton and Dr. William Hampton.
Ralph F. Strebel Student Center
The display case outside the artist's former studio shows various media he worked with: stone, wood, plaster, clay, oil and water color paints. These works are on loan to the College by the artist's daughters.
The Pioneer (pink granite)
-- Commissioned by Dean Ralph Strebel.
The Crab (crab stone reproduction) -- Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students. Gift of Mrs. William Palmer.
Harold T. Clark Jr. Athletic Center
The Athlete [The Basketball Player] (carved from a piece of elm tree in the open field across from the Library)
-- Students were invited to help carve this piece. Gift of the Class of 1970.
Rocco F. DePerno Hall
The Owl (wood) -- Located in the Office of the President.**
The Turtle (cast stone reproduction) -- Located in the Office of the Vice President of Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty. Gift of Mrs. William Palmer. **
The Unfinished Tiger (pink granite, 1971)
-- Located on the lawn of DePerno Hall. **
Library Concourse (Oil on Board, circa 1970)**
Head Study (granite), Skunk (red sandstone), Tiny (fieldstone) -- Gifts of Dr. Ferdinand D'Esopo.
Lizard (cast stone reproduction) -- located in the office of the Vice President of Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty. Gift of Mrs. William Palmer.
The Works of Henry DiSpirito