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War Memorial Fountain: Peace Arising from the Flames of War, (sculpture)

Catalog Data

Fredericks, Marshall M. 1908-1998  Search this
Unknown (Oslo, Norway)  Search this
Unknown (Brooklyn, New York)  Search this
Bronze and emerald pearl granite
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Administered by City of Cleveland Department of Parks, Recreation, and Property 500 Lakeside Drive Cleveland Ohio 44114
Located Mall A Between St. Clair & Frankfort, near 5th Street Cleveland Ohio
Commissioned 1946. Cast 1962. Dedicated May 31, 1964. Reinstalled Aug. 1992. Rededicated May 30, 1992
Campen, Richard N., "Outdoor Sculpture in Ohio," Chagrin Falls, Ohio: West Summit Press, 1980, 147-149.
Save Outdoor Sculpture, Ohio, Cleveland survey, 1992.
In the center of the fountain is a bronze sculpture depicting a male figure rising out of a flame. His proper left arm extends straight up and he looks toward the sky. At his feet there is a globe adorned with zodiac signs. The figure represents the human spirit rising out of the flames of war, and other destructive elements of life, and reaching toward a new life. Surrounding the figure are four green granite sculptures which represent the four civilizations of the world, Nordic, Eastern, Southern, and Western. On the rim of the fountain are bronze plaques containing the names of over 5,000 who died in war.
Figure male--Full length  Search this
Allegory--Civic--Peace  Search this
Allegory--Civic--War  Search this
Allegory--Element--Fire  Search this
Emblem--Zodiac  Search this
Allegory--Other--Civilization  Search this
History--United States--World War II  Search this
History--United States--Korean War  Search this
Control number:
IAS 87830123
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums