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Unveiling of Hanna Boos’s Sculpture of Northrop Frye, May 11, 2019

Pictured above is Hanna Boos’s sculpture of the distinguished Canadian literary critic and professor Northrop Frye; it is one and one-half times life size, a cement cast mounted on an oak base. In bronze, this sculpture can be viewed in the E J Pratt Library at Victoria University, University of Toronto.

This spring, Hanna’s sculpture of Northrop Frye will be travelling to Beaver House, where it will be on display until October, at which time it will permanently reside in the Lusi Wong Library of Renison University College, University of Waterloo.

Stay tuned for details of a very special reception to be held on May 11, 2019 in celebration of the arrival of this magnificent sculpture. This afternoon event will include talks by Beverley Cairns (on Hanna Boos’s sculptural influences) and Professor Jonathan Schmidt (on Northrop Frye), as well as a performance of several of Peter Skoggard’s musical settings of William Blake’s Songs of Innocence and Experience by tenor Robert Missen. Hanna Boos will be our guest of honour.

Hanna studied under the sculptor Ingeborg von Rath in Dusseldorf, Germany, and later joined the workshop of the sculptor Frances Gage in Toronto. A friend of the notable Canadian sculptors Frances Loring and Florence Wyle, Gage was connected to the Group of Seven.

For examples of Hanna Boos’s work, see

Beaver House is located just outside Elora, near the Elora Gorge Park. For more information, call (519) 829-6104 or write c/o Beaver House, Box 548, Elora N0B 1S0; Email