1908-1982Born in Boston, Korczak Ziolkowski was a completely self taught American original of Polish descent. Early in his career, he moved to West Hartford, to establish his studio and begin life as a professional artist. He began to sell commissioned sculpture throughout New England, Boston, and New York. In 1932, he made a gift to West Hartford of the 13 1/2 Foot Noah Webster statue. It took him two years to carve. In 1939, he assisted Gutzon Borglum in the carving of the Mt. Rushmore Memorial in the Black Hills of South Dakota. He went on to carve the Crazy Horse Memorial, a large sculptural depiction of the famous and heroic Sioux Warrior of South Dakota, at 563 feet high and 641 feet long, making it one of the largest statues on Earth.
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|Date Added||Sunday, October 19th, 2014 at 10:40pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18T E 687720 N 4625634|
|Decimal Degrees||41.76036667, -72.74185000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 41° 45.622', W 72° 44.511'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||41° 45' 37.32" N, 72° 44' 30.66" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 26-38 S Main St, West Hartford CT 06107, US|
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