Icon art on the Bluffton University campus
The Wake, bronze sculpture By Dietrich Rempel, class of 1929 1904-1987
This work is by a John Peter Klassen student. You’ll find it in the entrance to the reading room in the Musselman Library on the Bluffton University campus.
Dietrich Rempel, like his teacher, John Peter Klassen, was a Mennonite refuge from Russia. He had managed to escape, but his brother was killed in his attempt. This casting is a beautiful tribute to his brother and shows an amazing skill in sculpture for a young student.