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Ivan Houser

Years: 1930-35
Affiliation: Borglum

Age 30, 1930 .40/hr. - 33. Sculptor's Asst, 31-35. $45/wk., 34-35. Worked with Boglum on figure of Christ stilling the waters.

Ivan Houser was assistant sculptor to Gutzon Borglum in the early years of carving Mount Rushmore; he began working with Borglum shortly after the inception of the monument and was with Borglum for a total of seven years. When Houser left Gutzon to devote his talents to his own work, Gutzon's son, Lincoln, took over as assistant sculptor to his father. Ivan Houser was a member of the Lewis & Clark College faculty and staff and was Assistant Professor of Ceramics & Sculpture (1950-1966).

Ivan Houser's son, John Sherrill Houser, (born 1935) is an American painter and sculptor. He was born in Rapid City, South Dakota.

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