Sitting Cheetah
Gwynn Murrill (American, 1942-)
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Gwynn Murrill is a California artist whose Sitting Cheetah is the Sculpture Garden's most recent acquisition. Animals of all kinds are her favorite subjects. She has sculpted them in wood, bronze and marble. Murrill's body of work is characterized by the smoothed surfaces of her animals; she has a talent for evoking extremely life-like and striking poses from the animals while reducing their forms to the most simple and classical elements. The Sitting Cheetah is poised and alert, a strong presence in the garden.


  • Artist Name: Gwynn Murrill (American, 1942-)
  • Title: Sitting Cheetah
  • Date: 1996
  • Medium: Bronze
  • Edition: Edition of 9, Cast No. 7
  • Dimensions: 39-1/2 x 54-1/2 x 38 in. (100.3 x 138.4 x 96.5 cm)
  • Credit Line: Norton Simon Museum, Gift of The Ernest Lieblich Foundation
  • Accession Number: P.2001.01
  • Copyright: © 2008 Gwynn Murrill

Object Information

The Ernest Lieblich Foundation, gift 2001 to;
Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena.
  • Los Angeles Times,
  • Duncan, Michael, Gwynn Murrill, 1997, pp. 16-17
  • Norton Simon Museum Members' Summer Newsletter, 2001,
  • Murrill, Gwynn, Gwynn Murrill: Pouncing on Convention, 2004, pp. 20, 22-23
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