Robert A. Von Neumann, Assistant Professor of Art in Metalwork and design at the University of Illinois, was born in Berlin in 1923 and came to this country at the age of two. He obtained degrees from the Art Institute of Chicago and the University of Wisconsin. In 1949 he was one of twelve jewelry designers chosen to attend a workshop directed by Baron Erik Fleming, Court Silversmith to the King of Sweden.
The original object was scanned as a TIFF file on a Nikon Coolscan 4000 film scanner at approximately 4000 pixels on the long dimension. A 300 ppi JPEG file limited to 1024 pixels on the long dimension was then added to the CONTENTdm database.