Felix de Weldon
(1907 - 2003)
Felix George Weihs de Weldon was active/lived in Maryland, District Of Columbia / England, Austria. Felix de Weldon is known for sculpture-war memorial, portrait bust.
Biography Felix de Weldon
Born in Vienna, Austria as the son of a prosperous textile manufacturer, Felix de Weldon became a painter and sculptor, whose most notable work is the bronze Iwo Jima Memorial in Arlington Cemetery. It remains "the most famous monument of World War II" (Reynolds 161). He completed over 1200 public commissions including portrait busts, and depictions of military heroes, religious and political figures. He is the only artist in the world to have sculpture on all seven continents.
Notable portrait busts by de Weldon include Presidents Harry Truman, Dwight Eisenhower, George Washington, and John F. Kennedy.
He was raised in a cultured environment in Vienna where he was enrolled at the age of six in St. Egidius School. There he receive
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