Dupont Circle in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Cavanaugh Sculpture Garden
John Cavanaugh (1921-85), a nationally admired sculptor, had his studio nearby at 1818 18th Street NW and was called "Master of Hammered Lead Sculpture" and "Mayor of Dupont Circle".
This garden extends a collection of Cavanaugh's work close to Dupont Circle, where he installed his sculpture reliefs on buildings he and architect, Philip Froeder restored during the 1970's and 80's.
While Cavanaugh explored many subjects, his most successful were of the female form. These four sculptures represent periods in a woman's life: The Trip, childhood, Pas de Trois, youth, Alice, mid-age and Standing Woman, the matriarch.
by Paul Rich and Daniel Gutierrez-Sandoval
The John Cavanaugh Foundation
202-265-8622 - cavanaughfoundation.org
Erected by Paul Rich and Daniel Gutierrez-Sandoval, The John Cavanaugh Foundation.
Location. 38° 54.665′ N, 77° 2.558′ W. Marker is in Dupont Circle, Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1811 Q Street Northwest, Washington DC 20009, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Woman's National Democratic Club (within shouting distance of this marker); Carl Lutz (within shouting distance of this marker); Patterson House (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); St. Thomas' Parish Park (about 500 feet away); Samuel Francis Du Pont (about 600 feet away); Excerpt from Walt Whitman's "The Dresser" (1865 version) and "We Embrace" by E. Ethelbert Miller (about 600 feet away); Development in the neighborhood (about 700 feet away); Hungarian Veterans Memorial (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dupont Circle.
Also see . . . John Cavanaugh (sculptor). Wikipedia article (Submitted on December 31, 2019.)
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