Fred Poyner


Saturday, September 9, 2017 - 1:00pm

Saturday, September 9, 1pm
​Speaker: Fred Poyner

Fred Poyner, Collections Manager of the Nordic Heritage Museum, will discuss and sign copies of his book, Twelve Makers, a chronicle of early Seattle sculptors who helped shape our region.

Seattle Public Sculptors: Twelve Makers of Monuments, Memorials and Statuary, 1909–1962 by Fred Poyner IV

This book is about the history of public statuary and sculpture in Seattle, Washington.Twelve sculptors – including one of Seattle’s first female sculptors – who shaped the landscape of Seattle are examined. Included with the text are over two dozen historical photographs of sculptors and public sculpture, along with a bibliography and index. For release by McFarland in the spring of 2017.

For placing book preorders, please contact: Stephanie Nichols, Marketing Assistant, McFarland. Email: Publisher’s website:

Book details: 1-4766- 6650-1

About the Author:

Fred Poyner IV is an art historian and Seattle author. In his current role as the Collections Manager of the Nordic Heritage Museum, he supervises the management of the permanent collection as an integral part of a new museum scheduled to open in 2018. His first book – The First Sculptor of Seattle: The Life and Art of James A. Wehn (2014) – was funded through 4culture’s Heritage Projects program and also received the Association of King County Historical Organization’s (AKCHO) Virginia Marie Folkins Award for Outstanding Historical Publication in 2015. Fred currently lives in Issaquah, Washington, with his family.


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