Saint Thomas Reredos by Bertram Goodhue, Figures Shaped by Lee Lawrie
Bertram Grosvenor Goodhue was responsible for the theme and figures and won the American Institute of Architects’ gold medal in 1925 for this effort. Sculptor Lee Lawrie shaped the figures' appearances, reflecting the individual personalities. Goodhue designed the church with Ralph Adams Cram. The carvings were executed in Boston and depict the 12 Apostles, nine Hebrew prophets, Mary, John, and Christ, among others. The figure to the lower left hand corner is Saint Paul, Apostle to the Gentiles, lower right is Saint Peter, upper left, Saint James the Great, and upper right, Saint Andrew.
The carvings are from Dunville stone from Downsville, Wisconsin. When illuminated, the stone assumes the cast of ivory, according to "A Walking Tour of Saint Thomas Church."