Photographs by Celia Storey
Sasha Alexandrovich Stanislav Schnittmann's 1961 bronze bust of Count Vladimir Pulaski
Monday, March 12, 2018
Well-read Arkansas schoolchildren should recognize the firm-jawed Revolutionary rock star depicted in this 2,200-pound sculpture by Sascha Alexandrovich Stanislav Schnittmann (1913-1978). It's familiar. But do you know where it stands?
Hint: A copy can be seen inside a county courthouse. Arch Campbell, a county judge who liked the color purple, urged on a fundraising drive for $5,000 to have Schnittmann cast that duplicate in Herculean bronze, which blackens with oxidation. The original, outdoor bust is English bronze. Campbell spruced up his courthouse rotunda to receive the bust by spray-painting parts of it gold.
Hint 2: Campbell was a massive admirer of the Polish nobleman who created the Continental Army's cavalry for George Washington and died at age 34 of battle wounds.
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-- Celia Storey
ActiveStyle on 03/12/2018
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