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Louise Woodruff

 (1893 - 1966)
Louise Lentz Woodruff was active/lived in Illinois.  Louise Woodruff is known for allegorical sculpture.

Biography   Louise Woodruff

Louise Lentz Woodruff (1893-1966) grew up in Joliet, IL.  Her famous statue Science Advancing Mankind, aka The Steelman, was the official emblem of the 1933 Century of Progress Exhibition in Chicago.  That's probably her most famous work.  After the fair ended, Woodruff donated the statue and its accompanying panels to her high school, Joliet Township High School (now Joliet Central; I'd call her an alumna, but she left before graduating). 

The Steelman became the school's official mascot, and the school's football team is known as The Steelmen.  Woodruff also donated a different, smaller bronze statue by the same name, later retitled The Puddler.  Both are installed on the s   ...  Displaying 750 of 5500 characters.

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