Straus Memorial – New York NY

Description

Located in Straus Park on the Upper West Side is “a bronze 1913 statue by American artist Augustus Lukeman of a nymph gazing over a calm expanse of water in memory of Ida and Isidor Straus, a United States congressman and co-owner of Macy’s, who perished on the RMS Titanic” (wikipedia).

In the 1930s, it was restored with federal funding under Karl Gruppe, “chief sculptor of the Monument Restoration Project of the New York City Parks Department, from 1934 to 1937.” The program was initially supported by federal funding from the Public Works of Art Project (Lowrey, 2008), and later by the WPA.

Source notes

Wikipedia - Straus Park
NYC Parks - Straus Park
Parks Monuments Conservation Crew Vintage Film, NYC Parks Site
Lowrey, Carol. 2008. A Legacy of Art: Paintings and Sculptures by Artist Life Members of the National Arts Club.
NYC Parks - Cooper Triangle

Project originally submitted by Frank da Cruz on March 13, 2016.

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Location Info


Broadway and Duke Ellington Blvd.
New York, NY 10025

Coordinates: 40.801797, -73.968206

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