Steuben Division, Corning Glass Works, manufacturer; Bruce Moore, designer
American 1958–2011; American, 1905–1980
Blown, engraved glass
12 1/4 x 8 5/8 inches
Wichita Art Museum, Museum purchase, F. Price Cossman Memorial Trust, Intrust Bank, Trustee
Not Currently on Display
About the Artwork
Born in 1905, Kansan Bruce Moore was a nationally acclaimed sculptor—his work is in the collections of the Smithsonian American Art Museum and Metropolitan Museum of Art—and beloved in Wichita for his North High School sculptures and Wichita Art Association fountain. Moore was also a major midcentury designer for Steuben. The artist eventually designed over 40 works for the glass company. The Smith is one of these works. Designed by Moore in about 1950, the work features a burly blacksmith attempting to shoe a rearing horse. The museum is particularly excited to acquire this work because we have several preparatory sketches for the object in our Bruce Moore archive.