3rd Sculpture International

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3rd Sculpture International was an exhibition of sculpture that included works from 250 sculptors from around the world. It was "organized by the Fairmount Park Art Association (now the Association for Public Art) under the terms of a bequest made to the Association by the late Ellen Phillips Samuel." It was held at the Philadelphia Museum of Art in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA from May 15 to September 11, 1949.

The photograph[edit]

The June 20, 1949 edition of Life magazine featured "70 Sculptors", a photograph taken on the interior staircase of the museum featuring 70 of the sculptors and a number of their works. It was taken by Herbert Gehr on May 14, 1949. An intensive search has been underway since 2002 to identify the artists included in the photograph.

Sculptors who exhibited[edit]

Among the sculptors who exhibited were:


  • 3rd Sculpture International checklist.
  • Bach, Penny Balkin, Public Art in Philadelphia, Temple University Press, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1992
  • Fairmount Park Art Association 3rd Sculpture International, Press Report, 1949
  • Kvaran, Einar Einarsson, Who Are These People? unpublished research into the 70 sculptors photographed by LIFE Magazine
  • LIFE Magazine, June 20, 1949

Coordinates: 39°57′56″N 75°10′52″W / 39.96556°N 75.18111°W / 39.96556; -75.18111