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Gerhard Class George Cunningham Memorial Sundial

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City of Vancouver

Public Art Registry

George Cunningham Memorial Sundial

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Sundial (VanDusen)

Artist(s): Gerhard Class

Description of Work:

A classic bronze sundial sits on top of a 4’5″ high rectangular granite pedestal engraved with abstract modernist geometric designs. A second edition of the sundial was commissioned for the VanDusen Gardens around 1972.

Artist Statement:

Erected under the auspices of the Centennial Committee of Vancouver in cooperation with the Parks Board, the sculpture was presented to the City by Cunningham Drug Stores Ltd. whose first store was opened at Denman and Nelson Streets in 1911. The inscription reads, ” I mark my hours by shadow, mayest thou mark thine by sunshine.” The sundial commemorates three English “greenhorns” – Samual Brighouse, John Morton, and William Hailstone who in 1862 filed the first land claim and planned the first home and industry in the then heavily wooded area now bounded by Burrard Inlet, Stanley Park, English Bay and Burrard Street to which they received title in 1867.

Neighbourhood: West End

Site name: English Bay

Address: Beach Avenue & Denman Street

Location on site: in centre of public seating area

Source/Program: Gift

Installed: 1967

Primary Materials: bronze, stone, granite

Type: Sculpture

Status: Existing

Ownership: City of Vancouver

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Gerhard Class
City and Country of Residence: West Vancouver Canada
Biography:
Class was the son of a master sculptor. He came to Canada in 1951. He was one of the organizers of the International Sculpture Symposium at VanDusen Botanical Gardens in 1975. Class worked mainly in stone and steel and his work is in collections in Canada and Europe. He taught evening classes at the Vancouver School of Art from 1967 and was art director and graphic designer for the Plywood Manufacturers’ Association of BC. He died in 1997.
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Other Public Artworks:
sculpture, Centennial Museum, Victoria Elizabeth
Photo Name Artist(s) Year Neighbourhood Program
Queen Plaza Centennial Fountain Gerhard Class 1971 Downtown Gift
Horizons Gerhard Class 1970 Sunset
Tuning Fork Gerhard Class 1968 University of British Columbia Gift
George Cunningham Memorial Sundial Gerhard Class 1967 West End Gift
Province Newspaper Memorial Gerhard Class 1967 Downtown Gift
Hastings Mill Commemorative Gerhard Class 1966 Downtown
Untitled Gerhard Class 1964 Downtown
Configuration Gerhard Class 1958 University of British Columbia
Sundial Gerhard Class Shaughnessy Gift
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