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“The Fountain of Wisdom” at the Downtown Seattle Public Library
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member 3Bobs
N 47° 36.355 W 122° 20.000
10T E 550107 N 5272716
Quick Description: "The Fountain of Wisdom" is at the NE corner of 4th and Madison on the property of the Downtown Seattle Public Library.
Location: Washington, United States
Date Posted: 7/1/2008 1:50:19 PM
Waymark Code: WM43C7
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Hikenutty
Views: 56

Long Description:
Known as "The Fountain of Wisdom", the abstract bronze sculpture is significant because it is the first fountain by George Tsutakawa, a Seattle artist who won international recognition for his scores of graceful sculpture fountains. Tsutakawa died in December 1997 at age 87.
The sculpture weighs an estimated 800 to 1,000 pounds.

The Tsutakawa fountain, which for more than 40 years had graced the Fifth Avenue plaza at the old Central Library in downtown Seattle, was placed in storage in 2001 while the building was demolished. The new library was built on the same site and opened in 2004.

More information can be found at the library’s website.
Title: The Fountain of Wisdom

Artist: George Tsutakawa

Media (materials) used: Bronze

Location (specific park, transit center, library, etc.): Downtown Seattle Public Library

Date of creation or placement: 1957-1960

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