The Sculpture of Seward Johnson

Seward Johnson, the founder of Grounds for Sculpture (GFS), is a sculptor himself. If you’ve been to Key West, you may have seen his work around the town hall. He also made the statue of the sailor and nurse kissing that stands next to the Midway in San Diego, CA.

He wants his work to be accessible, so it is incredibly lifelike. Most are on a real life scale, though some, like Marilyn Monroe, are rather over-sized. The last photo (the shoe) shows the level of detail in his work.

Tomorrow, we will see his reinterpretation of other artists who tried to make art accessible to the masses: the Impressionists.


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