Haym Solomon

Robert Paine, 1948. Originally in MacArthur Park. Rededicated at the West Wilshire Recreation Center in 1984. Gardner just north of 3rd street (east side of Pan Pacific park). Haym Solomon, 1740-1785. American Patriot. The Human Spirit has Flowered Only in Freedom. The Dynamic Reality of Our World Culture Flowed from its First Democracy. Let All Americans Acclaim Haym Solomon, a Patron and Benefactor of His Country, and Incitor to Patriotism to Members of His Race, to His Countrymen, and to Later Generations. It Looks as Though his Credit was Better than that of the Whole Thirteen United States of America. Albert Bushnell Hart. Professor Emeritus of History-Harvard.

Robert Paine was born February 11, 1869 in Valparaiso, Indiana. Trained at the Chicago Art Institute, the Studio of St. Gaudens (NY), and the Art Students League (NY). He worked with Augustus St. Gaudens on the following statues: General Sherman Equestrian Statue (NY); General Logan Equestrian Statue (Chicago); President Garfield Monument (Philadelphia); The Shaw Monument (Boston). Paine also created the Los Gatos Cats (Los Gatos, California); Sun Dial Figure, University High School (Oakland, California). "Invented pantographic enlarging machine for enlarging sculpture, which is known all over the world and is the thing for which Mr. Paine is known better than anything else. Had charge of the enlarging of sculpture schemes in the four major world's fairs during the past fifty years." (this information comes from a photocopied sheet, no source, no date, in the SOS! Los Angeles County files).

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