08 Sep The Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum teams up once again with Big Statues to release two Life Size Bronze Sculptures!
Big Statues was approached by the museum to create multiple statues of individuals who played large influential roles in the growth and development of the Auburn Automobile Company and Duesenberg, Inc. Alan Leamy is the fourth statue and Robert S. Wiley is the fifth statue of the collection that Matt Glenn at Big Statues has designed and then brought to life through sculpture.
Robert S. Wiley played an important role in the development and success of the Auburn Automobile Company. He was the export manager, put in charge of one important aspect of the company, networking. He helped establish dealers in all 48 states in the U.S. and in 101 foreign countries around the world. Although the company closed its doors more than 75 years ago, the work and dedication Wiley put into the success of the business still generates business by bringing many visitors to the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum.
Alan H. Leamy created some of the most memorable designs of the late 20’s and early 30’s. Completely self-taught, he was one of a handful of Classic-era designers who got by on the strength of their portfolios. In addition to his brilliant work for Cord Auburn Speedster, he is also credited with styling the Duesenberg Model J.
Every year over Labor Day weekend, the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Festival celebrates this automotive history. The work of Matt Glenn displays each of these historical figures, proudly standing in beautiful bronze in front of the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum. The museum has been so astounded by the work and the quality that they have seen in all the sculptures that have been created by Big Statues. In speaking with Matt Glenn, the brains behind these beautiful statues, it was easy to see his passion and appreciation for this project. ” It’s been fun to travel through time back into the 20’s and see the incredible amount of hard work that these pioneers put into the creation of these fine automobiles. In researching everything from their clothing to all the components of these statues, it has been a true learning experience.” The bronze work featured in the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum can currently be viewed on their website.