Brookgreen Gardens

This page includes works by Elie Nadelman, Albin Polásek, Augustus Saint-Gaudens.

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Resting Stag

Elie Nadelman
before 1917
bronze, 1' 4 ˝ H, 1' 9" L

Sleek modeling abstracts the form, emphasizing smooth contours and elegant line.


Man Carving his own Destiny

Albin Polásek
c. 1961
limestone, 7' 10˝" H, 3' 3" W, 2' 7" D

Just as the powerfully modeled man is freeing himself from the stone block (the hammer is poised to strike the chisel), this work symbolizes man's efforts to define his own character and carve his own future.


The Puritan

Augustus Saint-Gaudens
1887 (first version)
bronze statuette, 2' 6˝" H

One of the earliest works in Brookgreen Gardens, The Puritan is by one of the first and most influential American sculptors. Determination is the keynote in this depictions of a Puritan, dressed in the 17th century fashion, holding a Bible, and marching forward.

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