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Thunder

Donal Hord (AKA Donald Albert Horr), American, (February 26, 1902–June 29, 1966)

Creation date: 1946-1947
Creation place: United States

Other Information

Type: Jade Sculpture
Medium and Support: Nephrite
Credit Line: Museum purchase with funds from the Helen M. Towle Bequest
Accession Number: 1954.51
State/Province: California
Dimensions: 20 in. x 16 in. x 9 3/8 in. (50.8 cm x 40.64 cm x 23.81 cm)

Provenance

Donal Hord, San Diego, California (1946-1947 - March 15, 1954)

San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, California (March 15, 1954 - )

Label Copy

Sculpture, Fine Arts Gallery, San Diego, 1977.
Carving simple, compact forms from hard stone or rosewood, Hord idealized the peoples of the southwest and Mexico. A San Diego resident, he is much admired locally for his fountains. "Guardian of the Waters" at the County Administration Building and "Tehuantepec Woman" in the courtyard of the House of Hospitality in Balboa Park. "Thunder", an Indian sitting on a cloud beating his native drum, was carved from a large block of jade weighing 460 punds and required two and a half years of carefull grindling and polishing.
Last Updated: 8/8/2013

Exhibition

This object was included in the following exhibitions:

Contemporary Artists of San Diego Serra Museum , 11/1/1970 - 1/31/1971

Sculpture, Fine Arts Gallery, San Diego , 1/1/1977 - 4/1/1977

Donal Hord—Transcending the Solid San Diego Historical Society , 3/19/1999 - 10/30/1999

The Artists Guild at 100: Early Works in the Permanent Collection , 5/2/2015 - 8/16/2015

Bibliography

This object has the following bibliographic references:

Donal Hord— Kales Press. Carlsbad, California, 1999
Page Number: 40-41

Priscilla McGeehon, ed. Donal Hord— Kales Press. Carlsbad, California, 1999
Page Number: 105, 139 no. 112, Figure Number: 105

The Fine Arts Gallery of San Diego Catalogue: San Diego Museum of Art. San Diego, California, 1960
Page Number: 20, Figure Number: 20

Jennifer Luksic. American Art Review American Arts Media, Inc.. Leawood, Kansas, September, 1999-October, 1999
Page Number: 168, 169, Figure Number: Left

Dr. Don Bacigalupi and Ms. Rachel Evans. San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego Museum of Art. San Diego, California, 2003
Page Number: 13

Mr. D. Scott Atkinson. San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego Museum of Art. San Diego, California, 2003
Page Number: 224, 225, Figure Number: 225

Ms. Karen L. Mulder. American Arts Quarterly The Newington-Cropsey Cultural Studies Center. Hastings-on-Hudson, New York, Spring 2004
Page Number: 15, 16, 20-21, Figure Number: 16

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