Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Baltimore, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Eli Siegel

1902-1978

 
 
Eli Siegel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Busta-Peck, May 4, 2008
1. Eli Siegel Marker
Inscription.
Great American Poet, Philosopher
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"

Dedicated August 16, 2002
Proclaimed "Eli Siegel Day" in Baltimore
By Mayor Martin O'Malley

 
Erected 2002.
 
Location. 39° 19.019′ N, 76° 38.491′ W. Marker is in Baltimore, Maryland. Marker can be reached from Swann Drive. Touch for map. Marker is in Druid Hill Park, between Swann Drive and Druid Lake. Marker is in this post office area: Baltimore MD 21217, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. William Wallace (within shouting distance of this marker); Druid Hill (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); These Citizens by Subscribing for the Park Stock in 1860 (about 700
Eli Siegel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Busta-Peck, May 4, 2008
2. Eli Siegel Marker
feet away); A Memorial Rose Garden (approx. 0.2 miles away); Breaking the Back of Segregation (approx. 0.3 miles away); A Sense of Sanctuary (approx. 0.4 miles away); Wagner (approx. 0.4 miles away); In Memory of Harvey J. Burns, Jr. (approx. 0.4 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 Foundationís 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.) 
 
Categories. 20th CenturyArts, Letters, Music
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 4, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,607 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 4, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio.
Paid Advertisement