Fountain of a Boy with Butterfly (1915)

After two years of studying in New York, Rebeck returned to Cleveland to open a studio in partnership with Joseph C. Motto.  Their first known collaboration was a fountain with “a youth poising a butterfly on his finger.”  A green plaster model of the fountain was exhibited at the Cleveland Flower Show, November 10-14, 1915.  The fountain was bought by Mrs. John Newell.



“Carves Vision of Boyhood as Ragged Newsie,” Cleveland Leader (?), found in Cleveland Institute of Art Scrapbook, circa 1915.

“Cleveland Sculptors at Work,” Cleveland Topics, July 1, 1916, p. 21-22.

“Sculpture at the Flower Show,” Cleveland Topics, November 27, 1915, p. 20.

“Cleveland’s Greatest Sculptor Resumes Studio,” Cleveland Topics, July 5, 1919.