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El Paso in El Paso County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Urbici Soler

(June 21, 1890 - Jan. 15, 1953)

 
 
Urbici Soler Marker image. Click for full size.
By PaulwC3, July 20, 2013
1. Urbici Soler Marker
Inscription. A master sculptor, Urbici Soler apprenticed under artists in his native Spain before studying and working in Germany, southern Europe, South America, and Mexico. In 1937 he came to El Paso to begin work on the statue "Cristo Rey," which stands on a mountain peak overlooking the city. Soler later taught at the Texas College of Mines (now the University of Texas at El Paso) and died in his home at the base of the mountain upon which "Cristo Rey" was placed.
 
Erected 1983 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 5615.)
 
Location. 31° 46.422′ N, 106° 26.517′ W. Marker is in El Paso, Texas, in El Paso County. Marker can be reached from Alameda Avenue (State Highway 20) north of North Washington Street. Touch for map. The marker is located graveside, section O, lot 109, space 5A, in the Evergreen Cemetery. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4301 Alameda Avenue, El Paso TX 79905, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Victoriano Huerta (within shouting distance of this marker); Henry C. Trost (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Site of Camp Concordia and Fort Bliss (approx. 0.2 miles away);
Wide view of the Urbici Soler Marker at Evergreen Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By PaulwC3, July 20, 2013
2. Wide view of the Urbici Soler Marker at Evergreen Cemetery
The Mormon Plot in Concordia Cemetery (approx. 0.6 miles away); John Wesley Hardin (approx. 0.6 miles away); Concordia Cemetery (approx. 0.6 miles away); Fort Bliss Buffalo Soldiers Memorial (approx. 0.7 miles away); Stephen Tyng Mather (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in El Paso.
 
More about this marker. The Texas Historical Commission has a type of marker specifically for cemeteries. They are mounted flush to the ground on a concrete base for the existing gravestone.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study the marker shown.
 
Also see . . .
1. Soler y Manonelles, Uribici Jose Francisco | The Handbook of Texas Online | TSHA. (Submitted on August 30, 2013, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
2. Sculpting an Artistic Community on the Border: Urbici Soler >>Transformations. If you know about Urbici Soler at all you probably know him as “that guy that built the statue on Mount Cristo Rey.” While this is without a doubt an impressive
Cristo Rey Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 21, 2012
3. Cristo Rey Monument
View is from West Paisano Drive and Executive Center Boulevard in El Paso.
feat and perhaps the highest achievement of a prodigious career that spanned three continents, several decades, and potentially hundreds of works, Urbici Solerís legacy here on the border stretches beyond the monument he left behind.
(Submitted on August 30, 2013, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, Music
 
Detail of the Urbici Soler gravesite. image. Click for full size.
By PaulwC3, July 20, 2013
4. Detail of the Urbici Soler gravesite.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 30, 2013, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 348 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 30, 2013, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.   3. submitted on October 28, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.   4. submitted on August 30, 2013, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.
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