July 6, 1888|
New York City
|Died||October 24, 1966(aged 78)|
Leo Friedlander (July 6, 1888 - October 24, 1966) was an American sculptor, who has made several prominent works. Friedlander studied at the Art Students League in New York City, the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Brussels and Paris, and the American Academy in Rome. He was an assistant to the sculptor Paul Manship and taught at the American Academy in Rome and at New York University, where he headed the sculpture department. He was also president of the National Sculpture Society. In 1936, he was elected into the National Academy of Design as an Associate member, and became a full Academician in 1949.
Friedlander was married to Rhoda Lichter and had two children.
- The central pediment (1930) at the Museum of the City of New York
- Sculptures at Washington Memorial Arch, Valley Forge National Historical Park
- Reliefs for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Washington, D.C.
- Sculpted reliefs (1931), Jefferson County Courthouse, Birmingham, Alabama
- Pylons, Social Science Building, (1932) 1933-34 Century of Progress International Exposition, Chicago
- Reliefs (1939) on the RCA Building at Rockefeller Center
- The Arts of War sculptures, "Sacrifice" and "Valor", flanking the Arlington Memorial Bridge in Washington, D.C.
- Four Freedoms statues, 1940 New York World's Fair
- "Memory" Sculpture, War Memorial, Richmond, VA
- American Military Cemetery, Hamm, Luxembourg
- Covered Wagon sculptural panels, Oregon State Capitol, Salem, OR
- Lewis and Clark sculptural panels, Oregon State Capitol, Salem, OR
- Roger Williams Statue, Prospect Terrace Park, Providence, RI
- Pioneer Woman Statue, Texas Women's University, Denton, TX
- Sculptured Clock, House of Representatives, Capitol Building, Washington, D.C.
- Bacchante, bronze statue, Metropolitan Museum of Art
- "Harmony Creates Tranquility" bronze medal, Metropolitan Museum of Art
- "Leo Friedlander, A Sculptor, Dies at 78," New York Times, October 25, 1966
- "Two New York Sculptors Will Design Figures, Symbols of War and Peace, for Lincoln Bridge", New York Times, February 6, 1930
- "New President Picked By Sculpture Society", New York Times, January 14, 1954
- Craven, Wayne, Sculpture in America, Thomas Y. Crowell Co, NY, NY 1968
- Goode, James M., The Outdoor Sculpture of Washington, DC, Smithsonian Press, Washington, DC, 1974
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