Charles Keck

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Charles Keck (1875 - 1951) was an American sculptor from New York City, New York.

In 1931, Keck completed the Great Seals of the Commonwealth of Virginia which had been commissioned by the Commonwealth. The obverse of the seal is still used to this day and appears on the state flag.

Early life and education

Keck studied at the National Academy of Design and the Art Students League of New York and was an assistant to Augustus Saint-Gaudens from 1893 to 1898. He also attended the American Academy in Rome. In 1921 he was elected into the National Academy of Design as an Associate member and became a full Academician in 1928. He is best known for his monuments and architectural [[sculpture. His interment was located at Fishkill Rural cemetery.

Notable work

Notable Monuments and memorials

  • Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, Charlottesville, Virginia, 1919
  • Thomas Jonathan Jackson, Charlottesville, Virginia, 1921
  • Liberty Monument, Ticonderoga, New York, 1924
  • Angel of Peace, Exhibition Place, Toronto, 1930
  • The Lincoln Monument of Wabash, Indiana, 1932
  • Father Francis P. Duffy, New York City, 1937
  • Booker T. Washington, Tuskegee, Alabama
  • Andrew Jackson, Kansas City, Missouri
  • George Rogers Clark Memorial, Springfield, Ohio
  • Listening Post, Lynchburg, Virginia
  • Lincoln Monument of Wabash, Indiana
  • USS Maine National Monument

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