William Cullen Bryant Memorial Restoration – New York NY

City:
New York, New York City, NY

Site Type:
Archaeology and History, Civic Facilities, Art Works, Monuments and Memorials, Sculptures, Historical Restoration

New Deal Agencies:
Work Relief Programs, Works Progress Administration (WPA)

Quality of Information:
Very Good

Site Survival:
Extant

Description

This large bronze and marble memorial in Bryant Park commemorates the 19th c. poet and journalist William Cullen Bryant. The statue was created by Herbert Adams in 1911.

In the 1930s, the 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

NYC Parks - William Cullen Bryant
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

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

Location Info


Bryant Park
New York, NY 10018
New York County

Coordinates: 40.753484, -73.982863

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