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Walt Whitman (1939, cast 1957)
by Jo Davidson (1883 - 1952)
The bronze by artist Jo Davidson captures the spirit of the free-striding American bard. This is a second cast from a plaster original.
Swann Memorial Fountain (1924)
by Alexander Stirling Calder (1870 - 1945)
Conservation for Walt Whitman and Other Philadelphia Treasures
Philadelphia’s Walt Whitman sculpture by artist Jo Davidson gets special treatment just in time for poet’s 200th birthday. WHYY interviewed our conservation team about the process (VIDEO).