Harry Weber (sculptor)
Dred and Harriet Scott-This maquette is the model for the life sized statue installed outside the Old Courthouse in St. Louis, MO where the famous case was tried.
St. Louis, Missouri
Harry Weber (born 1942 St. Louis, Missouri) is an American sculptor.
Harry Weber was born in St. Louis, Missouri in 1942 where he attended St. Louis Country Day School (now known as MICDS) and educated at Princeton University where he studied art history. Following his education, Weber served six years in the United States Navy. This included a year on river patrol boats in Vietnam where he compiled a compelling series of drawings chronicling his experiences there.
Weber's sculptures have won major awards at national juried competitions, and are in private collections in the United States and abroad. His work has appeared on the covers of several national magazines. He has installed work in twelve different states, Gabon and the Bahamas.
His sculptures have been featured at the Museum of Fine Art in Newport, Rhode Island and are in the permanent collections of the National Dog Museum and the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, New York. A selection of his Vietnam war sketches are being shown in behalf of the Wounded Warrior Project in Mobile, Alabama.
Two of his sculptural groups have been designated National Lewis and Clark sites by the Federal Parks Department. This includes a twice life sized grouping of Lewis and Clark on the St. Louis Riverfront which commemorated the final celebration of the bicentennial of the expedition. He was selected in 2010, in a national competition, to sculpt a statue of Dred Scott and Harriet Scott, which was unveiled on June 8, 2012 at the Old Courthouse (St. Louis, Missouri) where the Supreme Court Decision was made.
His sculptures of famous sports figures are prominent features at twelve different professional and amateur stadiums, including Busch Stadium in St. Louis, MO, the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts, and Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. In 2011 he was named the Sports Sculptor of the Year by the United States Sports Academy.