Heroic Man - New Orleans, LA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member scrambler390
N 29° 59.156 W 090° 05.707
15R E 780269 N 3320779
Quick Description: Located in the Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden, located within the New Orleans City Park.
Location: Louisiana, United States
Date Posted: 11/26/2011 5:06:19 PM
Waymark Code: WMD6FY
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1
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Long Description:
Sculpture is made by Gaston Lachaise, an American born in France. He was born in 1882, and died in 1935. This piece was made between 1930-1934.

From the official Sculpture Garden walking tour guide book, this piece is listed as #46, and about this piece it states:

Lachaise was born in Paris and studied art at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts. Immigrating to America in 1906, he established himself in New York with his voluptuous sculptures of nude women. Heroic Man is the largest of his few depictions of the male figure. With one arm outstretched in benediction, this man is proud and triumphant, like a winning athlete or warrior. The physical power of the body emphasizes the monumentality of the sculpture.
Name or use 'Unknown' if not known: Heroic Man

Figure Type: Human

Artist Name or use 'Unknown' if not known: Gaston Lachaise

Date created or placed or use 'Unknown' if not known: 1930-1934

Materials used: Bronze

Location: Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden

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