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SCULPTURE FLOURISHES NATIONWIDE

THE NATIONAL SCULPTURE SOCIETY’S BUSY YEAR

NATIONAL SCULPTURE SOCIETY

Pawleys Island, South Carolina, and New York City nationalsculpture.org and brookgreen.org

It’s summertime, which means that more Americans are spending time outdoors. Chances are the art lovers among us are stopping to admire the sculptures that adorn our parks, plazas, and other public spaces. Many of them were created by members of the National Sculpture Society, which was founded in New York City in 1893 by a group of America’s most prominent sculptors and architects, including Daniel Chester French, Richard Morris Hunt, Augustus St. Gaudens, Stanford White, and John Quincy Adams Ward, in order to “spread the knowledge of good sculpture.”

The NSS has always held to the founders’ commitment to imagery inspired by the natural world, and thus the influence of its members has been particularly constant in the arena of public sculpture, monuments, coins, and medals. (It is only comparatively recently

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