Paul Wayland Bartlett
H x W: 22 in. / 72 in.
On loan from the collection of Craig Howland
The artist Paul Wayland Bartlett was born in Connecticut, studied in Paris, and subsequently lived in Washington, DC while working as the sculptor for the U.S. House of Representatives. In addition to The Apotheosis of Democracy for the Capitol pediment, he collaborated with noted American sculptor John Quincy Adams Ward on models for the pediment sculptures of the New York Stock Exchange. His studio in northeast Washington, DC was later occupied by sculptor and Army and Navy Club member Felix de Weldon (1907-2003), who designed and built the Marine Corps War Memorial in Arlington, Virginia. This same studio was used by Pierre L’Enfant, Andrew Ellicott, and Benjamin Banneker in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century for their survey work and city design of Washington, DC.