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Octavio Medellin was a celebrated artist who worked with stone, copper, and brass. Born in 1907, he created a number of unique art installations throughout Dallas in the 1950s, notably his mosaic work at Saint Bernard of Clairvaux Catholic Church and the glass ceiling lights in the Mercantile Bank Building. Over the decades, he kept himself busy teaching at the University of North Texas and the Dallas Museum of Fine Arts School, along with exploring the Yucatan for artistic inspiration. In 1994, he began to donate his art and slide collection to Southern Methodist University, and this online collection offers a hearty sample of these materials. Visitors can read the introductory essay on Medellin's life on the homepage, and then make their way through the 1,058 items in the digital archive. The essay is followed by links to specific works of art by Medellin, including his "Study for a Christ" and "Hanging Pix." Additionally, the site's homepage offers a rotating series of images that feature Medellin at work and various iterations of his works in progress.

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  • Arts > General
  • Arts > History
  • Arts > Visual Arts

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    Arts,NSDL,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20120928105251640T,Arts -- Visual arts,History/Policy/Law,Arts -- History,Social Sciences,NSDL_SetSpec_internetscout

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    English

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