Installation Date: 2000
About the artist:
Anderson Memorial is a four-generation sculpting legacy.
Jeff Anderson and his forefathers have made southern Minnesota into something extraordinary.
Their fingerprint is on every carved piece of stone that is in Saint Mary's Hospital,The Rochester Mayo Clinic, the Plummer Building, Soldiers Field War Memorial and around the world. They started their journey in 1870. The location of their first production facility is now known as the City Cafe and Newts on 1st Avenue between 2nd and Historic 3rd Streets SW.
From the stone lettering on the Mayo Clinic to the gargoyles protecting the city of Rochester, the four generations of Anderson Memorials have set the standard for creating public sculptures and memorials for the people we love.
As a youth in the rural Midwest, Paul Rieffer experienced the rigors of farm life.
He study Sculpture at Brigham Young University and Oil Painting at Atelier Lack in Minneapolis.
Close attention to detail and quality craftsmanship has led Rieffer to receive numerous monumental bronze sculpture commissions ranging from Veterans honor memorials to internationally famous people. He has shown his work internationally achieving a First Place Award in Sculpture.