Sculpture Forum 9: Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Arch at Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn, NY, May 1, 2020 Sculptor Brandt Junceau talks about the arch, based on his memory of it and new video footage of the memorial. (Video by Maud Bryt)
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Here are some excerpts from Brandt’s commentary:
William O’Donovan got the job of the two reliefs and he chose Thomas Eakins from Philadelphia to supply the horses.
In the reliefs, thankfully, the subject is enough.
It’s somewhat almost inartistic.
There’s nothing showy, flashy, strutting in either of the horses or either of the men.