"The Inspiration " - John Muir at Age 52 (1890) - Bust 2 of 2
by William James Pettee
See also Will Pettee's John
Muir Collection website for further
information and Pettee's additional Muir sculptures.
a campaign to install a John Muir sculpture at the John Muir National Historic
Site (Muir's ranch home in Martinez, California).
Small-scale busts from the same sculptor are also available for your home: WJP
Studios John Muir Collection.
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About the Bust
Title: The Inspiration
Artist: Will Pettee
Dimensions: 6 - 1/2 " tall
Weight: Approx. 2 lbs.
Material: Cold-Cast Bronze (a sculpture
compound of powdered bronze and resins).
Patinas and wax are applied to protect its finish. Mounted on a hardwood base.
Limited Edition: 350
The sculptor, William Pettee, explains his inspiration for creating this Muir
Bust, "The Inspiration" - (Bust 2 of 2), as follows:
John Muir at age 52 (1890)
Depicts him later in life when Yosemite became a National Park. Two years later
he founded the Sierra Club.
John Muir Bust with nature scene mounted in acrylic holder:
Height: 11 3/4"
Width: 8 1/2"
Weight: Approx. 3 1/2 lbs.
Mounted on hand cut, stained and varnished
Red Oak wood
base with brass nameplate that reads: JOHN MUIR
Other Yosemite and Muir woods background images available.
The sale of Pettee's John Muir sculptures is going directly toward funding
Muir" sculpture for the John Muir National Historic Site. Also, a
portion of each sale is donated to the Sierra Club.
Will & Karen Pettee
(650) 366-7929 or Mobile: (650) 722-2088
The Visionary -
John Muir at Age 34 (1872) - Bust 1 of 2 by William Pettee
Mountain Muir - Sculpture 1 of 2 by William Pettee
Nature's Prophet - Sculpture 2 of 2 by William Pettee