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Croton IV


Location: Reception Garden Area of the Houston Airport System Administration Building, George Bush Intercontinental Airport


Croton IV, a geometric abstract bronze sculpture, measures five feet tall, by ten feet wide, by seven feet and one quarter inch deep (5’ tall x 10’wide x 7 ¼’ deep). The piece is mounted on a base of Texas pink granite.

The 1800 West Loop Houston, LTD., A Florida Limited Partnership gifted this significant work of art to the Houston Airport System. Croton IV, part of the donor’s property’s landscape design for many years was offered to the City of Houston when the property was sold.

Croton Iv by Joseph Anthony McDonnell

About the Artist


Joseph Anthony McDonnell received his Bachelor of Arts and Master of Fine Arts from the University of Notre Dame, working under renowned sculptor Ivan Mestrovic. He also studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Florence, Italy, and at the Harvard School of Design. He has produced more than 150 major commissions for institutions, corporations, and individuals including CBS, IBM, General Electric, Readers Digest, Dulles Airport, the Milwaukee Public Museum and the New Jersey State Government. In addition, he has been commissioned to design sculptures for awards given to honorees of Jazz at Lincoln Center, the Westchester Open Golf Classic, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, among others. A resident of Seattle for eleven years, he maintains studios in New York where he has lived for over thirty years.

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