Taking The Heat

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Artist: Joseph A.Cipri

Date: 1991

Location: Fire Station #1

Collection: Public Art

Artwork Type: Sculpture

Material: Bronze

Description: Joseph Cipri is a self-taught artist who was born into a family of water colorists. Cipri views art as beginning with an expression and ending with a passion. Retired from his job as a firefighter for the past 34 years, he spends his time as a sculptor with a studio in Westminster, CO. One of Cipri's best-known works is his 1991 firefighter memorial, "Taking the Heat", at Downtown Denver's Fire Station #1.