Korczak Ziolkowski

Korczak Ziolkowski (HM14RE)

Location: West Hartford, CT 06107 Hartford County
Country: United States of America

N 41° 45.622', W 72° 44.511'

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1908-1982

Born 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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HM NumberHM14RE
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Date Added Sunday, October 19th, 2014 at 10:40pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 687720 N 4625634
Decimal Degrees41.76036667, -72.74185000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 45.622', W 72° 44.511'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 45' 37.32" N, 72° 44' 30.66" W
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Area Code(s)860
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 26-38 S Main St, West Hartford CT 06107, US
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