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TECHNOCRACY REASON CONVENTIONALITY THE LOUNGE LIZARD Adventures of A Modern Head Hunter Figure MARY B. ADELSPERGER Sculptor, Artist, Humorist REDPATH BUREAU MARY B. ADELSPERGER NOTED CHICAGO ARTIST, SCULPTOR, HUMORIST ADVENTURES of a Modern Head Hunter is the title of Mrs. Mary B. Adelsperger's most unusual and unique presentation of abstractions in sculpture. It is a psychological study of human emotions; full of keen satire, rich humor, and a sympathetic understanding of human frailties. Nothing like it has ever been offered on the platform before. Mrs. Adelsperger's sculptured abstractions will fascinate and interest any audience. Fear, Envy, Complacency, Credulity, Reason and other abstractions of emotions will be presented in person in this program—strange, life-sized figures that simply captivate and hold your attention. And around these emotions Mrs. Adelsperger has prepared a talk about modern art and modern life and events in a manner that is so human, so compelling, so full of satire and humor, that it is quite evident that Mrs. Adelsperger is a great artist and sculptor who has a keen sense of humor and a sympathetic understanding of human nature. In addition to presenting her group of emotions, Mrs. A delsperger will do actual clay modeling before her audience. Mrs. Adelsperger is a splendid and witty speaker. Mrs. Adelsperger and Her Plastic Art Studios Mrs. Adelsperger is the founder and head of the Plastic Art Studios of Chicago, where she is very well known for her unusual talent and creative ability in making models for intaglios, mural reliefs, decorative panels, over-mantels, fountains and period decorations. Her work is known and represented all over the United States. Mrs. Adelsperger received her early training under Lorado Taft of Chicago and Solon Borglum of New York City. Some Comments About Mrs. Adelsperger REVUE DU VRAIT ET DU BEAU—Paris, France Mrs. Mary Adelsperger is exhibiting a group of abstractions at the Independent Artists Exhibits in New York. What are they? Imagine Envy, Complacency, Fear, Credulity and other emotions represented by simple figures, but modeled with such an art, with such knowledge of psychology that only the contemplation of one of the figures interests you beyond measure. Thus Complacency is represented by a round head which radiates beatitude; the mouth in the shape of a pear also carries out this idea. Credulity is represented by a grotesque white head covered with yellow hair. It has no eyes. Reason is a face whose contour is reversed isoceles triangle. THE PLATFORM WORLD—CHICAGO Mary B. Adelsperger, sculptress, gave a program, Adventures of a Modern Head Hunter, at The Granada recently. In it she, with the aid of various sculptured heads, depicted the battle between Fear and his children, and Reason and his children. The allegory was most interesting and timely and Mrs. Adelsperger made a pleasing impression. Her program should be made to order for schools and women's clubs. SCARSDALE, N. Y., INQUIRER Mrs. Adelsperger gave a most interesting talk on The Sculptor's Art to the Arts and Crafts and Pottery sections of the club. She has done distinctive work in decorative panels and portrait busts and was granted a patent on a unique process for coloring plaster intaglios. THE TOPICS—CHICAGO (Edna Means) Mrs. Mary Adelsperger, an artist and sculptor of international reputation gave a modern art program of emotions in sculpture that was most startling and unusual. She presented in person such emotions as Envy, Fear, Complacency, Credulity, Corrupted Justice, Conventionality, Indecision, Reason with rare understanding, satire and wit. Adventures of a Modern Head Hunter is modern art at its best and wittiest. COLLEGIATE CLUB OF CHICAGO (H. P. Scott) Mrs. Adelsperger's Adventures of a Modern Head Hunter was one of the most interesting talks our club has had in a long time. The manner in which she made these age-old enemies of the human race, such as Fear, Complacency, Envy, Credulity, Conventionality stand out so we could look at them was simply marvelous. It was full of humor, satire and common sense. I think men's clubs, various women's organizations, colleges, universities, high schools would profit greatly by securing her services.
|Title||Adventures of A Modern Head Hunter|
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|Personal Name Subject||Adelsperger, Mary B.|
|Digital Collection||Traveling Culture: Circuit Chautauqua in the Twentieth Century|
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|Archival Collection||Redpath Chautauqua Collection|
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