Eternal Primitive

Scripps Art Tour

Eternal Primitive

Claremont, California 91711, United States

Created By: Scripps College

Point of Interest Details

Eternal Primitive is a 1965 sculpture by Albert Stewart. He did several sketches for the statue before deciding on its current form. Stewart meant for it to be in contrast with the Virgin and Child sculpture outside the oratory, choosing to use softer, more abstracted forms for Eternal Primitive. As with Virgin and Child, Eternal Primitive often has flowers adorning it. In 1939, Stewart was appointed head of the sculpture program at Scripps College at the invitation of Millard Sheets. He moved to California and remained there for the remainder of his life. This is a later work and one of many by him on campus.

This point of interest is part of the tour: Scripps Art Tour


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