Thomas Hart Benton (Doyle)
Thomas Hart Benton is a marble sculpture depicting the Senator from Missouri of the same name by Alexander Doyle, installed at the United States Capitol in Washington, D. C. as part of the National Statuary Hall Collection. The statue was gifted by the U. S. state of Missouri in 1899. Media related to Thomas Hart Benton by Alexander Doyle at Wikimedia Commons
Barry Goldwater (Fellows)
Barry Goldwater is a bronze sculpture depicting American politician and businessman of the same name by Deborah Copenhaver Fellows, installed at the United States Capitol's National Statuary Hall, in Washington, D. C. as part of the National Statuary Hall Collection. The statue was donated by the U. S. state of Arizona in 2015, replaced a statue of John Campbell Greenway, which the state of Arizona gifted to the collection in 1930. The statue was installed in the March 2014 and unveiled March 31 at the Arizona Capitol, it remained there until being moved to Washington, D. C. for its unveiling in the National Statuary Hall Collection. 2015 in art Media related to Barry Goldwater by Deborah Copenhaver Fellows at Wikimedia Commons
Architect of the Capitol
The Architect of the Capitol is the federal agency responsible for the maintenance, operation and preservation of the United States Capitol Complex, the head of that agency. The Architect of the Capitol is in the legislative branch and is accountable to the United States Congress and the Supreme Court; the current acting Architect of the Capitol is Christine A. Merdon, the Deputy Chief Architect of the Capitol & Chief Operating Officer; the most recent Architect of the Capitol was Stephen T. Ayers. Ayers served as acting Architect of the Capitol since February 2007, was unanimously confirmed by the Senate on May 12, 2010, becoming the 11th Architect of the Capitol, he retired on November 23, 2018. The Architect of the Capitol sits on the Capitol Police Board, which has jurisdiction over the United States Capitol Police, on the United States Capitol Guide Board, which has jurisdiction over the United States Capitol Guide Service; until 1989, the position of Architect of the Capitol was filled by appointment from the President of the United States for an indefinite term.
Legislation enacted in 1989 provides that the Architect is to be appointed for a term of ten years by the President, with the advice and consent of the Senate, from a list of three candidates recommended by a congressional commission. Upon confirmation by the Senate, the Architect becomes an official of the legislative branch as an officer and agent of Congress; the Architect of the Capitol is responsible to the United States Congress and the Supreme Court for the maintenance, operation and preservation of 17.4 million square feet of buildings and more than 553 acres of land throughout Capitol Hill. The Architect's Office is responsible for the upkeep and improvement of the Capitol Grounds, the arrangement of inaugural ceremonies and other ceremonies held in the building or on the grounds. Legislation has been enacted over the years to place additional buildings and grounds under the jurisdiction of the Architect of the Capitol; the Capitol Complex includes the following facilities: the Capitol the Capitol Visitor Center the seven congressional office buildings Cannon Ford Longworth Rayburn Russell Dirksen Hart the Library of Congress buildings the United States Supreme Court Building the United States Botanic Garden the Thurgood Marshall Federal Judiciary Building the Capitol Power Plant the House and Senate page dormitories the United States Capitol Police headquarters and K9 division facilities other facilities Office of the Supervising Architect for the U.
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Samuel Adams (Whitney)
Anne Whitney created two public statues of Samuel Adams. One, made in 1876, resides in the National Statuary Hall Collection in the US Capitol, Washington, D. C.. The other, made in 1880, is located in front of Faneuil Hall Plaza in Boston. Congress asked each state to provide the nation's capitol with two statues of prominent individuals; some thought that John Adams, Samuel's cousin and a president, should have been chosen, but at the time Samuel Adams was the most popular figure in the state's history. Having written thousands of letters to political leaders and newspapers, he was called "the most persuasive political writers of all time" by George Sand. Whitney won a contest in 1873 to create a statue of Samuel Adams, one of the requirements being that the statue be carved in Italy from a plaster cast made in Boston, she traveled to Italy in 1875 to acquire Carrara marble for the sculpture. It was sent to Washington, D. C. in 1876, the country's centennial. In a verse that mocked the judges who first selected her in a blind competition to create a statue for Charles Sumner, but deselected her when they found out that she was a woman, a verse was published in New York Evening Telegram that stated, "Yet under the dome of the Capitol / Stands Samuel Adams erect and tall, / As free as his namesake before the fall.
The statue was unveiled in the Capitol on December 19, 1876. Before being sent to Washington, D. C. the statue was exhibited at the Boston Athenæum where it proved to be so popular that the citizens of Boston commissioned a bronze version for the city. The bronze version of the statue on a granite base was installed on Congress Street in Faneuil Hall Plaza in Boston, where Adams gave speeches about British rule and taxation, it is based upon the marble statue. She was requested to make another version by the City of Boston. Adams attitude suggests one of defiance against British rule, such as the manner in which his arms are crossed, determination. Adam's face is finely chiseled, he wears citizen's clothing of the period; the Revolutionary patriot, Adams founded the Sons of Liberty with John Hancock to protest unfair taxation on the residents of the colonies. The statue is meant to convey his attitude at the point, after the Boston Massacre, when Adams demanded that Governor Thomas Hutchinson remove British troops from the city.
The troops were moved to Castle Island in Boston Harbor. The inscription on the monument states "Samuel Adams 1722–1803 – A Patriot – He organized the Revolution, signed the Declaration of Independence. Governor - A True Leader of the People. Erected A. D. 1880, from a fund bequeathed to the city of Boston by Jonathan Phillips. A statesman and fearless."The pedestal is ten feet high. That statue sits upon a polished Quincy granite base and cap and a lower nine-feet square base of unpolished Quincy granite; the granite plaza surface is marked for 850 feet with the approximate location of the early Colonial shoreline c. 1630. The street layout and building plot plan designations from an 1820 map are shown by etched dashed lines and changes from pink granite to grey granite paving slabs; the shoreline marking artwork entitled, A Once and Future Shoreline, is made with etched silhouettes of seaweed, sea grass, fish and other materials found along a high tide line. It first was moved for the construction of the Government Center.
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Thomas Edison (Cottrill)
Thomas Edison is a bronze sculpture depicting the American inventor and businessman of the same name by Alan Cottrill, installed in the United States Capitol's National Statuary Hall, in Washington, D. C. as part of the National Statuary Hall Collection. The statue was gifted by the U. S. state of Ohio in 2016, replaced one depicting William Allen, donated in 1887. 2016 in art Thomas Edison in popular culture Media related to Thomas Edison by Alan Cottrill at Wikimedia Commons
Frederick Wellington Ruckstull, German: Friedrich Ruckstuhl was a French-born American sculptor and art critic. Born Ruckstuhl in Breitenbach, France, his family moved to St. Louis, Missouri, in 1855, he worked at a variety of unsatisfying jobs until his early twenties when an art exhibition in St. Louis inspired him to become a sculptor, he studied art locally, visited Paris and worked for years as a toy store clerk to save enough to study in Paris for three years. In 1885, Ruckstull entered the Académie Julian, studied under Gustave Boulanger, Camille Lefèvre, Jean Dampt and Antonin Mercié, he claimed to be disgusted with his style. On returning to U. S. in 1892, Ruckstull opened a studio in New York City. His work Evening won the grand medal for sculpture at the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition; as a result of this national exposure, he was commissioned to make an equestrian statue of Major-General John F. Hartranft for the Pennsylvania State University. In 1893, Ruckstull was appointed to teach modeling and marble carving at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Schools in New York City.
Ruckstull was a founding member of the National Sculpture Society as well as the editor of the magazine Art World. In 1925 he wrote the book Great Works of Art and What Makes Them Great, a collection of essays he had published, reprinted, his sculpture was in the figurative Beaux-Arts style, with its realism, detailed modeling. He and other prominent sculptors of the era such as Daniel Chester French championed the French style of studio system teaching, art societies, exhibitions. Following the Armory Show of 1913, he continued to represent the old guard of academic sculpture, a perspective expressed in his book. Ruckstull had one son, he was cremated. Evening, Metropolitan Museum of Art Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument known as Victory or the Peace Monument, in Major John Mark Park, Queens, New York City Wade Hampton, National Statuary Hall Collection, United States Capitol Wade Hampton, equestrian statue South Carolina State House grounds Solon, Reading Room, Library of Congress Wisdom and Force, Appellate Division Courthouse of New York State Altar to Liberty: Minerva, Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, NY Busts, front portico, Library of Congress Uriah Milton Rose, National Statuary Hall Collection United States Capitol John F. Hartranft, Pa.
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Stephen F. Austin (Ney)
Stephen F. Austin by Elisabet Ney is a statue of Texas founder Stephen F. Austin, part of the National Statuary Hall Collection in the United States Capitol in Washington, D. C, it is one of the two statues that represent Texas, the other statue depicting Sam Houston is by Ney. Both statues were unveiled in Washington, D. C. in 1905. In 1892, Ney was commissioned by the Board of Lady Managers to executed statues of Austin and Houston for the Texas Building at the World's Columbian Exposition to be held the following year. For this she agreed to do without being paid for her efforts; because she executed the Houston statue before the Austin, which portrayed him dressed in buckskin, holding a Kentucky long rifle in one hand and a scroll in the other, the statue was not finished on time and was never displayed in Chicago. When critics complained that the Houston statue was six foot two inches tall and the Austin statue was only five foot seven she replied that those are the actual heights of the men and that anyone with a problem should "take the issue up not with her but with God".
Upon completion of her clay model it was decided to cut two versions of the statue in marble, one for the Texas State Capitol and the other for the National Statuary Hall Collection in Washington, D. C. In 1901, the legislature appropriated the funds necessary for the carving. List of public art in Austin, Texas Media related to Stephen F. Austin by Elisabet Ney at Wikimedia Commons