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Lee and Jackson Commission

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Apparently Hans Schuler had created a model for the Lee and Jackson Monument but the commission went to Laura Gardin Frazer.  Great article on Baltimore’s most famous realist sculptor in the City Paper.  The author visits Schuler’s school and talks to his granddaughter.


And there are models for sculptures that, like the Four Horsemen, never made it to full size. When I happened to make favorable mention of Laura Gardin Frazer’s Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson monument in Wyman Park, I saw a cloud pass over Franscesca Schuler’s face. Did I say something wrong? She pointed out her grandfather’s Lee and Jackson, in two small plaster versions. A committee, she said, gave Frazer the commission.

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April 14th, 2009 at 1:04 pm

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