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List of Famous Monument Sculptures

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List of the most famous monument sculptures in the world, listed alphabetically with pictures of the art when available. The popular monument sculptures on this list are considered to be some of the most recognizable works of art on the planet, so save yourself a trip to the museum and check out this artwork from the comfort of your own home. monument is an extremely important genre in the art world, so it's no surprise that some of the most recognizable fall under the monument genre. You can find additional information about these well-known sculptures by clicking on the names of the pieces.

Examples of items on this list include Robert Gould Shaw and the Fifty-fourth Regiment and Abraham Lincoln: The Man

This list answers the questions, "What are examples of monument sculptures?" and "What are the most famous monument sculptures?"
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    The Albert Einstein Memorial is a monumental bronze statue depicting Albert Einstein seated with manuscript papers in hand by sculptor Robert Berks. It is located in central Washington, D.C., United States, in a grove of trees at the southwest corner of the grounds of the National Academy of Sciences at 2101 Constitution Avenue N.W., near the Vietnam Veterans Memorial....  more
    • Artist: Robert Berks
    • Subject: Albert Einstein
    • Genres (Art): Monument
    • Art Form: Sculpture
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    Grey's Monument

    Grey's Monument is a Grade I listed monument to Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey built in 1838 in the centre of Newcastle upon Tyne, England. It was erected to acclaim Earl Grey for the passing of the Great Reform Act of 1832 and stands at the head of Grey Street. It consists of a statue of Lord Grey standing atop a 130 feet high column. The column was designed by local architects John and Benjamin Green, and the statue was created by the sculptor Edward Hodges Baily. In 1941, during World War II, the head of the statue was knocked off by a bolt of lightning. In 1947, sculptor Roger Hedley created a new head based on the preserved fragments of the original. The monument lends its name to...  more
    • Artist: Edward Hodges Baily
    • Subject: Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey
    • Genres (Art): Monument
    • Art Form: Sculpture
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    James A. Garfield Monument

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    The James A. Garfield Monument stands on the grounds of the United States Capitol in the circle at First Street, S.W., and Maryland Avenue, Washington, D.C. It is a memorial to President James A. Garfield, elected in 1880 and assassinated in 1881 after serving only four months of his term, by a disgruntled office-seeker named Charles J. Guiteau. The monument, sculpted by John Quincy Adams Ward and cast by The Henry-Bonnard Co. of New York, with a pedestal designed by Richard Morris Hunt, is an outstanding example of American Beaux-Arts sculpture. It was unveiled on May 12, 1887. Today it stands as part of a three-part sculptural group near the Capitol Reflecting Pool including the Peace...  more
    • Artist: John Quincy Adams Ward
    • Subject: James A. Garfield
    • Genres (Art): Monument
    • Art Form: Sculpture
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    The Motherland Calls, also called Homeland-Mother, Homeland-Mother Is Calling, simply The Motherland, or The Mamayev Monument, is a statue in Mamayev Kurgan in Volgograd, Russia, commemorating the Battle of Stalingrad. It was designed by sculptor Yevgeny Vuchetich and structural engineer Nikolai Nikitin, and declared the largest statue in the world in 1967. Compared with the later higher statues, The Motherland Calls is significantly more complex from an engineering point of view, due to its characteristic posture with a sword raised high in the right hand and the left hand extended in a calling gesture. The technology behind the statue is based on a combination of prestressed concrete with...  more
    • Artist: Nikolai Nikitin, Yevgeny Vuchetich
    • Genres (Art): Monument
    • Art Form: Sculpture
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