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 Karl Illava  (1896 - 1954)

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Lived/Active: New York/Massachusetts      Known for: sculpture-commemorative monument

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1896
 
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1954

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New York/Massachusetts

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A resident of both New York City and Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts, Karl Illava was a sculptor whose most famous work was the "107th Infantry Memorial", completed in 1927 and placed in Central Park along the Perimeter Wall at Fifth Avenue and 67th Street. The work was dedicated to World War I soldiers.

Illava had served in the war as a sergeant with the 107th Infantry, and of this work, the sculpto told his daughter that he wanted to convey the "hell of war". (Reynolds 157) "He captures from (showing 500 of 1698 characters).



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