Richard Morris Hunt Memorial
Richard Morris Hunt Memorial - United States
Richard Morris Hunt Memorial is located in Brooklyn,New York.
Richard Morris Hunt Memorial monument was established on 1896.
Primary threats to Richard Morris Hunt Memorial :
Daniel Chester French was approached in 1896 by the Art Society of New York to design and create a monument to Richard Morris Hunt, a seminal figure in American architecture.
Historical facts of Richard Morris Hunt Memorial :
Located on the perimeter of the Central Park and across from the Frick Museum, in this monument is to Richard Morris Hunt an American architect of the great prominence whose defining signature emulated the French Beaux Arts style. Several blocks are uptown; one can see a fine example of his artistic magnitude in the facade of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Hunts legacy is celebrated by to his renowned sculptor Daniel Chester French, whose most renowned work is the gigantic seated figure of Abraham Lincoln in the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. Here, the setting for the sculptures is an exedra a semicircular portico with a curved bench done in neo-Renaissance style. At its center is a bust of Hunt, with the two allegorical statues of Architecture first and then Painting and Sculpture standing guard at both ends of the semicircular colonnade. Inscribed on tablets around the exedra are the names of each of the organizations in which Hunt played a major role?