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Credit photos of the sculptor and the clay in process to:
Ron Tunison P.O. Box 141 Cairo, N.Y. 12413
Sculptor of the General Crawford Monument
The photo above is of sculptor Ron Tunison working on the clay model for the General Crawford in his studio. c1987
Ron Tunison has two passions - art and history, which he combines superbly in his sculptures. Ron has the distinct honor of four bronze statues at Gettysburg.
Ron's interest in art and history began at a young age. In high school, Ron sculpted his first piece as well as began collecting Civil War artifacts. After high school Ron would attend the School of Visual Arts and the National Academy of Design in New York City. Today, Ron works in his studio located in the Catskill Mountains. Along with his four statues at Gettysburg Ron also has works at Antietam, Pamplin Historical Park as well as the bronze of Patrick Cleburne, Ringold Georgia Battlefield and the Delaware Continentals, Dover Delaware.
Today Tunison sculptures can be found in galleries, private collections and museums nationwide and throughout the world as well as historical societies and the following prestigious museums; The West Point Military Museum in NY, The New York State Military Heritage Museum in Saratoga Springs, NY, The U.S. Cavalry Museum at Ft. Riley, Kansas, The National Museum of the Civil War Soldier at Pamplin Historical Park near Petersburg, Va, The Atlanta Cyclorama, Georgia, and The Motts Military Museum in Ohio.
I wish to thank Ron and Alice Tunison for providing the photographs of the sculptor and his works. Ron has great skill with clay and Alice has equally great skill as a photographer.
Tunison putting the finishing touches on the full size clay model of the Crawford.
The sculptor used Crawford's original coat worn at Gettysburg for accurate historical representation. Crawford had pinned a hand written note indicating this was the coat he had worn during the battle.
Also, it was reported that the finial at the top of the flag had been shot off prior to Gettysburg. The sculptor has added this feature to the statue.
An original program for the dedication of the Crawford Statue dedicated June 25th, 1988 signed by the sculptor.
Autograph of the sculptor
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