FELIX DE WELDON (1907-2003) Considered the last great master of sculpture, Felix de Weldon was responsible for creating the most recognizable monument of the 20th Century, the Iwo Jima War Memorial, which is the largest bronze sculpture in the world to date. With more than two thousand public monuments, de Weldon was the most prolific monumental sculptor in history and the only sculptor in history with monuments on every continent. De Weldon was Commissioner of Fine Arts under five Presidents and he completed thirty-three monuments in Washington, DC alone, while his closest competitor completed only three.
His love for humanity and understanding of the human condition prompted many organizations to seek his works. He created national monuments, such as the International Red Cross Monument, which is a statement to the selfless actions of people who crossed borders to change lives. He also sculpted the International AIDS Monument to commemorate the lives lost to that terrible disease. His love for humankind and empathy toward suffering inspired him to create the Peace Monument, a sculpture dedicated to the dream of a world without war.
Original Limited Edition Lithograph with graphite ink on BFK Rives cream color paper, 2001. Edition Size: 150, plus proofs. Paper Size: 44" x 30." Signed & numbered in pencil. Excellent Condition; never framed or matted. Certificate of Authenticity included.
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