Statue of George Washington (Austin, Texas)

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George Washington
George Washington by Pompeo Coppini, 1955 - University of Texas at Austin - DSC08601.jpg
The statue in front of the Main Building, 2015
ArtistPompeo Coppini
Year1955 (1955)
TypeSculpture
MediumBronze
SubjectGeorge Washington
LocationAustin, Texas, United States
Coordinates30°17′06″N 97°44′22″W / 30.28491°N 97.739513°W / 30.28491; -97.739513Coordinates: 30°17′06″N 97°44′22″W / 30.28491°N 97.739513°W / 30.28491; -97.739513

George Washington is an outdoor 1955 bronze sculpture by Italian American artist Pompeo Coppini, located on the University of Texas at Austin campus in Austin, Texas, in the United States.[1]

Background[edit]

Coppini sculpted three distinct statues of Washington. The first was installed in 1912 in Mexico City. The second was created to commemorate the 1926 sesquicentennial of the Declaration of Independence and was dedicated in Portland in 1927. The third statue was installed in February 1955 on the campus of the University of Texas at Austin.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ McCann, Mac (May 29, 2015). "Written in Stone: History of racism lives on in UT monuments". Austin Chronicle. Archived from the original on January 26, 2016. Retrieved January 10, 2016.

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