“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
St. Louis, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)

Walker Hancock

Born June 28, 1901

Walker Hancock Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones, April 22, 2019
1. Walker Hancock Marker
Inscription.  Born and raised in St. Louis, Walker Hancock graduated from Central High School in 1917. A realist sculptor who concentrated on the human form Hancock's works include "Zuni Bird Charmer" at the St. Louis Zoo, "Christ in Majesty" in the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C., and the Pennsylvania Railroad World War II Memorial, a stunning work that features a 39-foot bronze angel lifting a fallen soldier from flame. Hancock served in WWII as one of the famed "Monuments Men" who recovered art looted by the Nazis for his personal contributions to art and his efforts to preserve the great works of others, Walker Hancock was awarded the National Medal of Art in 1989 and the Medal of Freedom in 1990.
Erected by St. Louis Walk of Fame.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicChurches & ReligionWar, World II. In addition, it is included in the Missouri, St. Louis Walk of Fame series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1917.
Location. 38° 39.338′ N, 90° 18.034′ W. Marker
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is in St. Louis, Missouri. Marker is on Delmar Boulevard east of Eastgate Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6225 Delmar Blvd, Saint Louis MO 63130, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Carl Wimar (here, next to this marker); "Butch" O'Hare (a few steps from this marker); Brett Hull (within shouting distance of this marker); St. Philippine Duchesne, RSCJ (within shouting distance of this marker); Robert S. Brookings (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Robert Duvall (about 300 feet away); Helen Traubel (about 300 feet away); Doris Roberts (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Louis.
Credits. This page was last revised on May 31, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 29, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 76 times since then and 18 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on April 29, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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