American Frank Jirouch was a sculptor, painter, lithographer, etcher and also a member of the National Sculpture Society. He was educated as a wood-carver. In 1900 Jirouch founded an architectural firm with New York sculptor, George Fischer. They produced architectural relief sculptures primarily for public buildings, theaters, and churches.
During World War I Jirouch studied at the Philadelphia Academy of Fine Arts. In 1921, he moved to Paris, exhibited works at the Salon Français and worked at the Académie Julien. After his return to the US he was responsible for much of Cleveland’s outdoor sculptures including many busts, statues and reliefs for the Cultural Gardens during the 1920s until the 1960s.