Henry Rowan

Henry Rowan, entrepreneur and philanthropist, portrait statue. Henry Rowan and his late wife, Betty, made a $100 million gift to what is now Rowan University in Glassboro, New Jersey. This gift led to the founding of the highly ranked Rowan College of Engineering. Mr. Rowan's generous and impactful gift is honored by Rowan University with the over-life-size bronze statue by sculptor Zenos Frudakis.

Size: 7-foot tall, sculpted from life
Media: Bronze
Location: Rowan University, Glassboro, New Jersey
Collections: Rowan University, Glassboro, New Jersey


Comment on Sculpture 
"The process was quite fascinating, measuring my features and rechecking them after each stage in the clay. It's a bit strange to see oneself in 3D.

I especially enjoyed visiting the foundry to see the bronze poured from our Inductotherm 1,000 lb. furnace. Having some of our family and Inductotherm team there to watch the pour was meaningful to me in that they don't get to see our equipment in action hardly at all.

Zenos [Frudakis] has done a lot of sculpture and I understand he was eager to do this project because the furnace that we made would melt the bronze to 'make' me." 

Mr. Henry Rowan

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