The Glamorous Days of Flight

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The Artwork

“The Glamorous Days of Flight” depicts a family boarding an aircraft in the 1960s, when flying was novel and prestigious. This sculpture is one of two pieces recognizing the late Edina-resident Donald Nyrop, former CEO of Northwest Airlines, and the contributions the men and women of Northwest Airlines gave to the growth of commercial aviation.

The Artist

Nick Legeros has a Masters of Fine Arts degree from the University of Minnesota. For over twenty years he was an Artist-in-Residence and instructor at the Minnetonka Center for the Arts. He also taught at Metropolitan State University, Breck Schools, and the Edina Art Center. Eleven years ago Mr. Legeros left teaching to pursue a full-time career as a sculptor. His recent large commissions include a statue of Goldy Gopher for Coffman Union; Sid Hartman for the Target Center; and a 17’ high statue of St. Joseph for St. Joseph’s Hospital. Mr. Legeros served on the board of the Northeast Minneapolis Arts Association (NEMAA) for seven years (three as President) and five years on the board of the Northeast Community Development Corporation.


“The Glamorous Days of Flight " was donated to the City of Edina in 2015 for a permanent exhibition with help from the Edina Community Foundation and employees of Northwest Airlines.


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