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Christopher Columbus

Francesco Perotti Perotti Sculptors
Artwork Type
Media & Support
Bronze on granite
9 ft. 8 in.x 3 ft. 9 in.x 3 ft. 4 in.* (2.9 x 1.1 x 1 m)
Arts and Culture
Carnevale & Lohr, Inc.
6521 Clara Street
Bell Gardens, CA
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Latitude: -118.246879 - Longitude: 34.056293
Image: Christopher Columbus

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Columbus is depicted in the period costume of an explorer and navigator. His left hand is raised to his chest and his right hand holds a scroll, as though he is making a declaration. The statue was donated to the County by the Twenty-Six Southern California Lodges of the Order of Sons of Italy in America and dedicated in 1973.

Please read the official joint statement regarding the Columbus statue in Grand Park released on October 3, 2018.

About the Artist

Francesco Perotti (1907-1955), of Piacenza, Italy, was a well-known artist in his native country. In 1950 he was included in a religious art exhibition at the Vatican and after his death in 1955 the prize for best religious work in the Venice Biennale was named in his honor. Examples of his work are held in the permanent collection at the Achille Forti Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art in Verona, Italy.