Martin Luther King Jr. (Wilson sculpture)

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Martin Luther King Jr.
bronze bust
Year1986 (1986)
Typepatinated Bronze
LocationWashington, D.C., United States
OwnerArchitect of the Capitol

Martin Luther King Jr. is a public sculpture by American artist John Woodrow Wilson located at the United States Capitol rotunda in Washington, D.C., United States.


The bust depicts Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in a contemplative and peaceful mood, looking slightly downward, patinated to match the black marble base.[1]


John Woodrow Wilson, born in 1922 in Roxbury, Massachusetts. He graduated from Tufts University in 1947. He was professor of art at Boston University from 1964 to 1986.[1]


The bust was unveiled in the Rotunda, on January 16, 1986, by Coretta Scott King, their four children and Christine King Farris.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c "Bust of Martin Luther King Jr". Architect of the Capitol. Retrieved 23 February 2013.