Henry Lion (1900-66), born and raised on a farm in Fresno, was the son of Armenian immigrants. He studied under Julia Bracken Wendt at the Otis Art Institute where he was judged the best student in the sculpture department. Among his other public works in Los Angeles are the Spring Street Doors at the Los Angeles City Hall, Felipe de Neve in the Plaza de Los Angeles, the Cabrillo statue at Los Angeles Harbor, the Power of Water fountain at LaFayette Park and the Pioneer Fountain at Cathay Circle.
The text has been provided courtesy of Michael Several, Los Angeles, September 1997.
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