Vernon Grounds: Bust in Bronze
On March 6, 2009, Denver Seminary welcomed nearly 200 people to campus for the dedication and unveiling of a bust in bronze of the likeness of Dr. Vernon C. Grounds, 2nd president and beloved chancellor of Denver Seminary. The sculpture is housed in the Vernon Grounds Reading Room on the northwest end of the Carey S. Thomas Library.
About the Bust in Bronze
The artist: Francisco Delissalde, sculptor
Title: bust of mounsieur Vernon C. Grounds
Bust, bronze, cire perdue cast, on separate bronze round-base and bronze square-counterbase.
Height: 18 inches (without base); Width: 11 inches; Depth: 10.5 inches
Inscribed on the truncation on the back: Delissalde--MMVIII
Photo Gallery of the bust in process and the final piece (images courtesy Francisco Delissalde)
Commemoration of the dedication and unveiling reception
Download the program from the event (This document includes the dedication piece written about the legacy of Dr. Vernon C. Grounds by Interim President Gordon MacDonald.)
Watch a video from the reception: