Who sculpted King Alfred on the Arts Quad?
Sculptor William Underhill created the statue of King Alfred The Great, which stands in the center of the green bordered by Alumni Hall, Howell Hall, Powell Campus Center, and Herrick Library.
The result of 10 years of work by Underhill (former School of Art & Design Associate Professor of Sculpture), the statue--dedicated in September 1990--is 5-feet-7 inches tall, weighs 900 pounds and is cast from a bronze-silicon alloy. It rests on a 9-foot base. It was cast in 18 separate pieces using the "lost wax" process and then welded together.