Mrs. Stanley (Helen Shedd Reed) Keith and Mrs. Charles H. (Laura Shedd) Schweppe
Oskar J. W. Hansen (1892–1971)
The Norwegian artist came to the U.S. in 1910 and was educated at the divinity school at Northwestern University. As a seaman, he traveled around the world five times. He served in the Army during World War II. After the war, he sculpted bronze busts and a winged figure for Rand Tower in Minneapolis; he also contributed artwork for the Boulder Dam. According to Robert A. Sideman, Hansen worked with major architects such as Holabird & Root. In later life, he lived at Pantops, formerly part of the property at Monticello.
The archer's face is a likeness of Mr. Reed. Originally, the archer held an open book, but this was replaced with a bow. The inscription reads: "In memory of Kersey Coates Reed, eighteen hundred and eighty—nineteen hundred and twenty-nine—who was much loved in Lake Forest—where he lived—and who cared greatly for good books—this building has been erected."