Druid Hill Park in Baltimore, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Founder of Aesthetic Realism
Quiet and green was the grass of the field,
The sky was whole in brightness,
And O, a bird was flying, high, there in the sky,
So gently, so carelessly and fairly.
There are millions of men in the world, and each is one man.
Each is one man by himself, taking care of himself all the time, and changing other men and being changed by them.
from "Hot Afternoons Have Been in Montana"
Proclaimed "Eli Siegel Day" in Baltimore
By Mayor Martin O'Malley
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Arts, Letters, Music. A significant historical year for this entry is 2002.
Location. 39° 19.019′ N, 76° 38.491′ W. Marker is in Baltimore, Maryland. It is in Druid Hill Park. Marker can be reached from Swann Drive. Marker is in Druid Hill Park, between Swann Drive and Druid Lake. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Baltimore MD 21217, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of William Wallace (within shouting distance of this marker); Towers, Gates & Pavilions (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); This Panel by John Monroe (about 700 feet away); These Citizens by Subscribing for the Park Stock in 1860 (about 700 feet away); Ponds, Springs & Fountains (approx. 0.2 miles away); Emersonian Apartments (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Esplanade (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Mansion House (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baltimore.
Also see . . .
1. Biography of Eli Siegel. To find out more about the life and work of Eli Siegel read his biography on the not-for-profit Aesthetic Realism Foundation’s website. (Submitted on August 19, 2010, by Christopher Balchin of Brooklyn, New York.)
2. Article about the marker, reprinted from the Baltimore Jewish Times. As with many historical markers about individuals, there is often controversy surrounding the marker's subject. This marker is no exception. (Submitted on May 5, 2008, by Michael Bluejay of Austin, Texas.)
3. Friends of Aesthetic Realism-- Countering the Lies. This website helps explain the controversy surrounding Eli Siegel. (Submitted on August 19, 2010, by Christopher Balchin of Brooklyn, New York.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 26, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 4, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,833 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on May 4, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio. 2. submitted on June 26, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.