The Artist And His Creation

January 25th, 2011, 11:30H · Topics: Around Town, Famous And Not So..., Guys · Print

“Shown here at the entrance of the Federal Reserve Bank Building, Sculptor Gaetano Cecere showing some of his work that he did for the bank.” LS

From the Jacksonville Historical Society’s web site.  “Two large and impressive sculptures line the doorway of the Fire and Rescue Headquarters Building at 515 Julia Street. Designed by nationally renowned sculptor Gaetano Cecere, these monumental Indiana limestone panels are perhaps downtown Jacksonville’s most significant and yet overlooked works of public art.

At that time his work included 4 large marble panels which still decorate the chamber of the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington, D.C., a monumental statue of Abraham Lincoln in front of the War Memorial Building in Milwaukee; a large sculpture celebrating American Womanhood for the 1939 World’s Fair; and many of the service medals for the U.S. Armed Services, including the The Distinguished Service Cross, The Distinguished Service Medal, and The Soldier’s Medal.”

This panel represents Agriculture in Florida.  The opposing panel represents Commerce and Industry in Florida.  The building with it’s impressive reliefs was dedicated in 1952.

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