LELAND STANFORD JUNIOR SCULPTURE

 

 

Leland Stanford Junior Sculpture Stainless

LELAND STANFORD JUNIOR

150 YEARS

2018

The namesake of Stanford University, Leland Stanford Junior died of typhoid fever at age 15.

From his parents' grief rose one of the most powerful, positive acts of philanthropy in history:

the creation of Leland Stanford Junior University.

 

Because of this child, the world around us has changed immensely.

This sculpture of Leland reflects the brighter, ever-changing world that was born from his short life and his parents' love.

 

Richard Becker, NSS
Stanford MS '88

 

Leland Junior's 150th Birthday is May 14, 2018

Born: May 14, 1868, Sacramento, California
Died: March 13, 1884 (aged 15), Florence, Italy
 

 

LelandstanfordjrPhoto1

Photo of Leland Junior at a young age.

 

Leland Stanford Junior Arch RenderSculpture Stainless
Leland's death mask.
(Photos cou
rtesy The Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts at Stanford University)

Leland Stanford Junior Arch RenderSculpture Stainless

3 meter diameter version

 

Leland Stanford Junior Small version Sculpture Stainless

Alternate pedestal concept
 

Other Commission examples HERE
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Our Darling Boy

from Mike Attie

A short documentary about the life and death Leland Stanford Jr by Mike Attie and Melanie Levy. Accompanied Darren Waterson's installation "Splendid Grief" at the Stanford University Cantor Center in the spring and summer of 2009.

https://vimeo.com/8162323

Leland Jr Wikipedia

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