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Sculptor Henry Lion competing the installation of his statue of Felipe de Neve in La Plaza Park, Los Angeles, 1932
Date Created and/or Issued
March 1932
Publication Information
Los Angeles Times
Contributing Institution
UCLA, Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library
Los Angeles Times Photographic Archives
Rights Information
UCLA Library Special Collections, A1713 Charles E. Young Research Library, Box 951575, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575. Email: Phone: (310) 825-4988
Access to this collection is generously supported by Arcadia funds.
Biographical/Historical Note: Sculptor. Born in Fresno, California. Studied at the Otis Art Institute and with Stanton Macdonald-Wright. Most of his works were executed in bronze. Lion wrote the book SCULPTURE FOR BEGINNERS, and worked on the WPA art project [Smithsonian Archives of American Art].
Felipe de Neve was the founder of the city of Los Angeles. The 7 foot high statue of De Neve was set in the 1873 pool at the center of the Plaza facing the Plaza Church. The statue was donated by the Daughters of the Golden West.
Text from newspaper caption for similar photograph: "Text from newspaper caption: Sculptor Completes Work on De Neve Statue: Henry Lion, sculptor, finishing the work of setting the statue of Filipe De Neve in the Plaza for dedication ceremonies tomorrow afternoon," Los Angeles Times, 3/11/1932.
Text from negative sleeve: Lion, Henry, sculptor
Handwritten on negative: Henry Lion
b&w nitrate negative
No linguistic content
Los Angeles Plaza (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Sculpture--California--Los Angeles
Public sculpture--California--Los Angeles
Lion, Henry, 1900-1966
Neve, Felipe de, 1724-1784
Los Angeles Times Photographic Collection

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