Albert Stewart (1900 - 1965), born in London, England, immigrated to the United States at age eight with his family. He studied at the Beaux Art Institute of Design and the Art Students League in New York City before serving as an assistant to Frederick MacMonnies and Paul Manship. Animals were a recurring subject throughout Stewart's career. Among his many works of this type are the hawk on the Ft. Moore pylon, and "Swaps," portrayed in full gallop at Hollywood Park. Stewart's architectural sculpture, which he began in the 1930's, includes the Baptistry Doors at St. Bartholomew's Church in New York City and the pediment at the Department of Labor Building in Washington, D.C. In addition to the figures on the County Courthouse, his most visible works in Los Angeles are the heroic figures at the Scottish Rites Temple on Wilshire Boulevard, statues at branches of Home Savings, and the embellishment on the exterior of the Life-Science Building at UCLA. Steward also taught sculpture at Scripps College in Claremont for twenty-five years.
The text has been provided courtesy of Michael Several, Los Angeles, January 1998.
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