The Aviator (Charlottesville, Virginia)
|Dimensions||4,400 cm × 3,400 cm (144 ft × 112 ft)|
University of Virginia
|Location||Monument Square, bounded by University and Jefferson Park Aves. and the railroad tracks, Charlottesville, Virginia|
|Area||less than one acre|
|Architectural style||Late 19th And 20th Century Revivals|
|NRHP reference #||06000758|
|Added to NRHP||November 9, 2006|
|Designated VLR||June 8, 2006|
It is located in front of Clemons Library on the grounds of the University of Virginia. Due to the library's abundant 24-hour study space available for students, The Aviator is a fixture in everyday life at the University.
It is an athletic male nude with his feet placed shoulder width apart, knees slightly bent and arms outstretched supporting a pair of wings. The blade/knife; dirk or possible dagger/stiletto the figure has in his sheath is a recognized symbol of masculinity.
- National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
- "Virginia Landmarks Register". Virginia Department of Historic Resources. Retrieved 2013-05-12.
- "The Aviator, (sculpture).". Inventory of American Sculpture. Smithsonian Institution. Retrieved 29 May 2013.
- Susan Smead and Taryn Harrison (April 2006). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: George Rogers Clark Sculpture" (PDF). and Accompanying four photos
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