APRIL 10TH 1835
THORWOOD DOBBS PERRY
NOVEMBER 12TH 1900
IN VIEW OF THIS SPOT
CIVIL WAR CORRESPONDENT
AMERICAN SOCIAL SCIENCE ASSOCIATION
EARLY PROMOTER OF CIVIL SERVICE REFORM
COMPLETOR OF THE
NORTHERN PACIFIC RAILROAD
TO LEARNING SCIENCE AND THE ARTS
TO SUFFERING HUMANITY
HIS BOUNTY WAS BOUNDLESS
AS THE SEA
HIS LOVE AS DEEP
The Henry Villard Monument in the Sleepy Hollow Cemetery at Sleepy Hollow, New York, is an Art Nouveau masterpiece.
The Art Nouveau movement was a bridge between Neoclassicism and Modernism and reached its popularity from 1890 to 1905. Luminary artists such as Alphonse Mucha, Gustav Klimt, and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec; glass designers Rene Lalique and Louis Comfort Tiffany, and Spanish architect Antoni Gaudi among others used long fluid lines inspired from florals and plants in their work.
Here, Vienna-born American artist Karl Bitter, (1867-1915) sculpted fluid lines of the base of two trees that culminate in rounded tops flanking the statue of a young man depicted holding a sledge hammer, resting against an anvil as he gazes upwards.