(1896 - 1954)
Karl Illava was active/lived in New York, Massachusetts. Karl Illava is known for sculpture-commemorative monument.
Biography Karl Illava
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 memory the myriad emotions and physical responses to war. The seven larger than life-size figures display both the aggressive stance of combat as well as the concerned care of wounded comrades. In a lighter moment, Illava described the group as 'the
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