The Evansville Courier, May 20, 1957

Article was typed as it was worded in the newspaper.

George Honig Cited By Art Fraternity

George Honig, right, and Dr. James Morlock

George Honig, 82 year-old Evansville sculptor whose bronze statues and tablets are placed at numerous Tri-State historical sites, public buildings and educational institutions, was honored yesterday by Kappa Pi, national art fraternity.

He was named as the fraternity’s first honorary member during ceremonies in the Union Building at Evansville College.  A gold fountain pen was also presented to the veteran sculptor by Kappa Pi.

Honig was praised for his more than 40 years of contribution to Evansville by Dr. James Morlock, dean of men at Evansville College and author of “The Evansville Story”.

Honig’s work includes the two bronze war memorial groups at the Evansville Coliseum, done in 1916, and a series of bronze tablets honoring Kentucky pioneers at the Henderson Courthouse.

Among his other accomplishments was creation of Rockport’s Lincoln Pioneer Village.  The village’s $8,000 museum was dedicated in 1951.

Honig has long been interested in marking the area’s little known historic landmarks with sculptured signs elevated on concrete posts so they may be seen by passing motorists.

A native of Rockport, the sculptor has taken a lifetime interest in the Lincoln legends.  He designed and supervised construction of the Lincoln Village after 35 years’ research.

Other artists and designers honored by the national Kappa Pi fraternity include Aaron Bohrod, Alexander Brook, John Steuart Curry, Grant Wood, Lamar Dodd, Rockwell Kent, Fred Ludekens, Reginald Marsh, Fletcher Martin, Frederick Taubes, and Frank Lloyd Wright.

The local Kappa Pi chapter, which has 20 members, has been active on the Evansville College Campus for four years.

An exhibition of paintings by three senior art majors, Eldon Katter, Connie Miller and Dawn Moore, was viewed prior to the reception for Honig.