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Arts of War

Memorial Bridge Gold Sculptures

These bronze, gold statues are at Lincoln Memorial Circle. Originally commissioned in 1929 they were not actually cast until 1950.

Erected in 1951, The Arts of War ("Valor" and "Sacrifice") were created by Leo Friedlander. The Arts of Peace ("Music and Harvest" and "Aspiration and Literature") were sculpted by James Earle Fraser.

The sculptures are classified as Art Deco and Neoclassical. The group of sculptures are intended to mark the entrance to Rock Creek and Potomac Parkway, along with Memorial Bridge itself.

The East and West Potomac Parks Historic District, which includes The Arts of War and The Arts of Peace, were added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1973. The sculptures themselves were renovated and repaired in 1974.

Sculpture War and Peace location map

The Arts of War and The Arts of Peace

Golden War Sculpture Washington DC

Arts of War Sculpture - Sacrifice

Valor Sculpture Arts of War


War Arts Sculpture
Aspiration and Literature Washington DC Sculpture

Aspiration and Literature

Music and Harvest - Arts of War

Music and Harvest

Aspiration and Literature

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