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Published Thursday, June 27, 19 | By PaulvHill

contributed by Ronna Fleischman Sculpture is unique among the fine arts in America in that it has generally been a public medium.  It fills common spaces, commemorates national and local heroes, adorns buildings.  In addition to being integral to the history of American art, it also reflects some of the most important issues in the history of American society. American patronage of sculpture dates back to 1781, when Jean-Antoine Houdon, a French sculptor, was commissioned by Virginia to create a statue of George Washington. But it wasn’t until the third decade of the nineteenth century that America produced its first professional native sculptures. Read More 

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Published Thursday, June 27, 19 | By PaulvHill

Since 2009, artist Jason deCaires Taylor has submerged nearly 500 statues off the coast of Cancún. Located within Mexico’s National Marine Park, his undersea gallery includes still lifes and human figures resting in “ghostly repose,” as a recent New York Times article so eloquently describes. Read More 

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