Monday, 7 September 2009

Standing Guard at Portage and Main

I was doing a little research for my Downtown Places blog and found some interesting things about the unnamed statue, usually referred to as World War One Soldier or Bank of Montreal Memorial, at Portage and Main.

One interesting bit of trivia is that the artist has quite a famous body of work under his belt. Our Soldier was done after his most famous work, still replicated and sold today, The End of the Trail (below). After us, he went on to create dozens of well-known pieces including the Benjamin Franklin Memorial in Philadelphia, the large justice figures at the base of the U.S. Supreme Court steps, many of the famous Central Park statues etc.
The post is here if you want to read more.

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