National Zoo: Knight Bas-Reliefs – Washington DC

Project type: Art, Sculpture and Bas Relief
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Description

Charles R. Knight produced a frieze of Pre-Historic Animals inside the Large Mammal House at the National Zoo in 1937. They were cast in aluminum by the Manhattan Terrazzo Brass Strip Company.

On the floor are roundels by Knight in marble and aluminum depicting various large mammals. Those were also carried out by the Manhattan Terrazzo Brass Strip Company.

These artworks were commissioned and paid for by the Treasury Relief Art Project, which aimed to put unemployed artists back to work.

 

 

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Project originally submitted by Brent McKee on July 22, 2013.
Additional contributions by Richard Walker.

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Location Info


3001 Connecticut Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20008

Coordinates: 38.9319, -77.0524

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