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Sculptor:
Rapoport, Nathan 1911-1987  Search this
Architect:
Gaxpari, James  Search this
Brunswick, N.  Search this
Founder:
Tallix  Search this
Medium:
Sculpture: bronze; Base: possibly granite or marble
Culture:
Hebrew  Search this
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Administered by State of New Jersey Division of Parks and Forestry 501 East State Street, P. O. Box 404 Trenton New Jersey 08625
Administered by Liberty Park Monument Committee Jersey City New Jersey
Located Liberty State Park Jersey City New Jersey
Date:
Copyrighted 1984. Dedicated May 30, 1985
Notes:
Save Outdoor Sculpture, New Jersey survey, 1994.
Image on file.
(On back of plinth, incised letters:) (copyright symbol) 1984 Natan (sic) J. Rapoport/(founder's mark) TALLIX/PEEKSKILL, N.Y. (On front of base:) DEDICATED TO AMERICA'S ROLE OF PRESERVING FREEDOM AND RESCUING THE OPPRESSED,/THIS MONUMENT, BY NATAN RAPOPORT OF AN AMERICAN SOLDIER CARRYING A WORLD WAR/CONCENTRATION CAMP SURVIVOR WAS GIFTED TO THE STATE OF NEW JERSEY/THROUGH THE GENEROSITY OF THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE OF GOOD WILL./MAY 30, 1985/LIBERTY PARK MONUMENT COMMITTEE signed Founder's mark appears.
The information provided about this artwork was compiled as part of the Smithsonian American Art Museum's Inventories of American Painting and Sculpture database, designed to provide descriptive and location information on artworks by American artists in public and private collections worldwide.
Summary:
The sculpture depicts an American soldier carrying a male World War II Jewish concentration camp survivor over his proper left arm. The survivor has his proper right arm around the soldier's neck, his proper left arm and legs hang limply, his head hangs back. He wears a torn jacket with the Star of David on it, and the jacket is unbuttoned exposing the man's emaciated body. The jacket sleeve on his proper left arm is pulled up slightly, revealing a tattooed serial number. He is barefoot and his proper left pant leg is torn at the knee. The soldier is in battle fatigues, wearing a helmet and boots. The sculpture has a brown-green patina and is mounted on a rectangular base.
Topic:
History--Europe--Holocaust  Search this
History--United States--World War II  Search this
Ethnic  Search this
Figure group--Male  Search this
Occupation--Military--Soldier  Search this
Dress--Uniform--Military Uniform  Search this
Emblem--Star of David  Search this
Control number:
IAS NJ000359
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_334667