What: Street Re-Naming for Carl Paul Jennewein
When: Thursday, June 2, 2011
Where: Van Nest Avenue between Melville Street and Van Buren Street
Bronx, New York – Councilman Joel Rivera will gather with the community for the unveiling of a new street sign honoring Carl Paul Jennewein on Van Nest Avenue.
Renowned art deco sculptor, Carl Paul Jennewein began learning techniques under artisans at the Art Museum Stuttgart from the age of 13 in his hometown of Stuttgart, Germany. In 1907, Mr. Jennewein arrived in New York and in 1928 made the Van Nest section of the Bronx his studio for the next 50 years until his passing. One of his best known pieces amongst his work is the polychromed figures in the pediment of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. In New York City, some of his well-known pieces include the two pythons that flanked the entrance of the Brooklyn Public Library and “Industries of the British Commonwealth” at Rockefeller Center.