Below is his most recognizable work, the Atlas at Rockefeller Center.
While the top of the armillary sphere above him reaches a height of 42, one could argue that his Sower atop the Nebraska State Capitol, done during the previous decade, was actually the larger, or at least the more massive of the two sculptures.
This photo of the Sower, being modeled in Lawrie's studios in Harlem. The calendar in this photo dates to July, 1929. He was installed 400 feet above the ground in April, 1930. after being cast in bronze. He is 19 feet tall, atop a 13 foot pedestal of sheaves of grain.
To learn more about him and his work, please visit my site, www.leelawrie.com.
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