Burton G. Tremaine III (1927)

The discovery of this 1927 bronze bust of Burton G. Tremaine III is with thanks to Sudar Apprasals of Tacoma, Washington who contacted this web site while preparing for an estate sale in 2012 as well as for providing these images.

The "heavy" bronze bust is approximately 13 inches tall and 10 inches wide. The inscription on the reverse identifies Rebeck as sculptor with his characteristic signature and is dated 1927:

Until this discovery, the work was known by only one reference, that being an entry card by Rebeck for the 1928 Cleveland Museum of Art annual May Show. It was, however, not accepted for competition.

The Tremaine's had family and business ties to the Cleveland, Ohio area as the first Burton G. Tremaine co-founded Nela Park which eventually became the lamp division of General Electric. He passed away in 1948 while residing in the same city, Cleveland Heights, Ohio, as Steven Rebeck. His son by the same name, and the presumed father of the boy in the bust, was a Cleveland native, businessman and an avid collector of world renown art. His son, also named Burton G. was born in 1923.