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  Felix de Weldon - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Felix de Weldon was a sculptor based in the United States.
It was after the war that de Weldon created his most famous piece, the USMC War Memorial of marines raising the Flag of the United States on Iwo Jima.
At the conclusion of the war, the Congress of the United States commissioned de Weldon to construct the Iwo Jima statue in the realist tradition, based upon the famous photograph of Joe Rosenthal, of the Associated Press agency, taken on 23 February 1945.
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De Weldon became an American citizen, and served in the navy during the World War 2.
It was after the war that de Weldon created his most famous piece, of marines raising the Flag of the United States on Iwo Jima.
At the conclusion of the war, the US Congress commissioned de Weldon to construct the Iwo Jima statue in the realist tradition, based upon the famous photograph of Joe Rosenthal, of the Associated Press agency, taken on 23 February 1945.
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 Truman Library - Felix de Weldon Oral History Interview
DE WELDON: Well, we had contact in the transition period, and I don't think they were not reappointed because of their objection, because they just had been on the Commission for too long, and it's important to get new blood on the Commission, which I think the President realized.
DE WELDON: I think he will be viewed by historians as one of the greatest Presidents America ever had, who became President suddenly, unprepared for the job, and really took hold of it with great courage, determination, and in spite of all the great difficulties he showed tremendous loyalty to his friends.
DE WELDON: The bronze of Admiral Nimitz is at the Hall of State.in Dallas, Texas, and a replica plaster is at the Naval Academy, and one is at Mahon Hall at the Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island.
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 Semper fidelis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Felix W. de Weldon, the world-renowned sculptor of the U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial and more than 2,000 monuments worldwide, received the title of Honorary Marine from the Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. James L. Jones in a ceremony on the grounds of the memorial July 24.
De Weldon was so moved by the image that he immediately began sculpting a small model, concocted from a mixture of floor and sealing waxes.
De Weldon was born in 1907 in Vienna, Austria and studied art and architecture in Paris, Rome, Florence and later Oxford.
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De Weldon was placed on probation for five years and was ordered to seek sexual offender counseling and to register as a sex offender when he gets out of prison.
In addition, de Weldon was ordered to have no contact with his victims and to pay $1,158 in fines, including court costs.
Felix de Weldon, best known for his "The Flag Raising on Iwo Jima" sculpture in Washington, D.C., died on June 3, 2003, at the age of 96.
www.newportdailynews.com /articles/2004/04/20/news/news6.prt   (390 words)

 Guardian | Felix de Weldon
Thirty of de Weldon's other works are also in the US capital, among them his equestrian statue of Simon Bolivar, the American Red Cross memorial, the civil war monument at Fredricksburg, Virginia and a statue of Benjamin Franklin in Kentucky.
De Weldon was born in Vienna, the son of a wealthy textile manufacturer, and was regarded as a child genius.
Two years after settling in London in 1933, de Weldon was commissioned to carve the bust of George V to mark the 25th year of the king's reign; it now stands in the National Portrait Gallery.
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 Jahrtausendkunst   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Felix de Weldon was chosen by Jacqueline Kennedy to produce the sculptural portrait of President Kennedy that was to be a featured item in the Kennedy Library.
de Weldon was clearly the choice for this major project, as it is fair to say that the artist has been accorded more honors than any other sculptor of the twentieth century.
The de Weldon bust was unveiled at the then recently established Kennedy Library where Jacqueline Kennedy went from tears to an obvious moment of pride, touching the lips of the sculpture and telling the audience how it captured the essence of her late husband.
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 Maleisië - Kuala Lumpur federaal gebied in Maleisie   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
De nationale vlag wappert vandaag aan de hoogste vlaggenmast ter wereld; hij is 100 meter hoog en staat aan de zuidkant van het plein.
Met de industriële produktie werd begonnen in 1885 nadat een grote hoeveelheid tin was gevonden in het gebied Larut in Perak en in Kuala Lumpur.
De fabriek ligt in de Jalan Usahawan Enam 4, Setapak Jaya, in een van de buitenwijken van Kuala Lumpur, en is geopend van maandag tot en met zaterdag (ook op feestdagen) van 8.00 tot 16.45 en op zondag van 9.00 tot 16.00 uur.
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 Free-Essays.us - The Marine Corp Memorial
Felix de Weldon was at the time of the flag raising in the United States Navy.
Felix was so moved by the photograph that he constructed a scale model and then later a life size model of it.
Felix de Weldon is presently working on The Colossus of Rhodes a monument measuring 378 feet tall, a full 12 feet higher than the Statue Of Liberty in New York.
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 HD   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Felix Weihs de Weldon, sculptor of the gigantic Marine Corps War Memorial in Washington, D.C., began working on an Iwo Jima flag-raising statue in 1945, when he first saw photographer Joe Rosenthal’s dramatic picture of that event.
Ignaz Weihs de Weldon, was born 12 April 1907, in Vienna, Austria, where he obtained his A.B. degree at Marchetti College in 1925.
de Weldon came to the United States in 1937 and was naturalized in 1945.
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With more than 2000 public monuments Dr. de Weldon was not only the most prolific monumental sculptor in history, but until his death, on June 3rd, 2003, he was known to be the only sculptor in the history of the world with monuments on every continent (Admiral Byrd in Antarctica).
Felix de Weldon also sculpted the International AIDS Monument to commemorate the lives lost to that terrible disease.
Felix de Weldon was responsible for creating the most recognizable monument of the 20th Century, the Iwo Jima War Memorial, which is the largest bronze sculpture in the world to date.
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 Biography of Felix deWeldon
Felix W. de Weldon was born in the beautiful city of Vienna, Austria on April 12, 1907 the son of a wealthy textile manufacturer.
Felix de Weldons' work was so well known throughout the British Commonwealth that he was invited to travel to Ottawa, Canada to create the bust of then Prime Minister Mackenzie King, who served three times as Prime Minister from 1921 to 1948.
Referred to as the Michaelangelo of the 20th century Felix de Weldon is renowned for his portrait busts and statues of military heroes, statesman and religious leaders.
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 Joe Hooe   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
de Weldon is known world wide by his sculpting of the Iwo Jima memorial which is located just outside of Washington DC.
On November 10th 2003 the de Weldon and the Hooe family were guests of honor at the Marines 228 birthday.
Felix de Weldon’s work was honored during this ceremony and Joe Hooe was proud of his families’ patronage to our great nation.
www.joehooe.org /iwo.php   (172 words)

 Felix de Weldon, Iwo Jima War Memorial Sculptor, Dies at 96
Felix de Weldon, 96, whose sculpture of Marines raising the flag on Iwo Jima is a well-recognized Washington sentinel and one of the world's best-known memorials to valor, died June 2 of congestive heart failure at a nursing home in Woodstock, Va.
de Weldon's memorial went on to become, in the words of one writer, "one of the most charged and powerful cultural symbols of patriotism to mainstream Americans." It draws hundreds of thousands of visitors annually and remains the best-known of Dr. de Weldon's more than 1,200 public works.
de Weldon was the son of a wealthy Austrian textile manufacturer who was killed during Soviet bombing toward the end of World War II.
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 Encyclopedia: Felix de Weldon
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The American flag waves over the U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial, located in Washington, D.C. The Marine Corps War Memorial is a military memorial statue located adjacent to Arlington National Cemetery in Rosslyn, Virginia, U.S.A. The memorial is dedicated to all personnel of the U.S...
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 Felix de Weldon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
De Weldon movió eventual a Londres, en donde él ganó a un número de comisiones, entre ellas una escultura del retrato de George V. Un viaje consecuente a Canadá al primer ministro Mackenzie de entregado rey Weldon del sculpt a Norteamérica, y él decidían a colocar en los Estados Unidos.
De Weldon hizo un ciudadano americano, y desempen'ó servicios en la marina durante la Segunda Guerra Mundial.
De Weldon tomó nueve años para hacer el monumento, y fue asistido por centenares de otros escultores.
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 Felix de Weldon website
Felix de Weldon is internationally recognized as the foremost American sculptor of the 20th century.
Commissioned by governments, presidents and royalty, he has created more than 1200 public monuments and is the only artist in the world with a masterpiece on all seven continents.
Best known for his World War II memorial of the Flag Raising On Iwo Jima, Felix de Weldon has dedicated his life to the honor and memory of those events and heroes dear to humanity.
www.felixdeweldon.com   (112 words)

 de Weldon, Felix --  Encyclopædia Britannica
The composer, pianist, and conductor Felix Mendelssohn was a pivotal figure of 19th-century romanticism.
In the golden age of Spanish literature the playwright and poet Lope de Vega was one of his country's brightest lights and its truest representative.
Felix was the first major comic character to become a film star.
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 Jahrtausendkunst   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Felix de Weldon the most celebrated sculptor of the twentieth century was born in Vienna, Austria in 1907.
Felix de Weldon chose those pieces he believed best demonstrate the spirit of humanity.
Felix de Weldon's choice of representing the sole Torso places humanity in any given time, revealing the climatic moment of a body's struggle for survival.
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 Welcome to the City of Fall River Online   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
de Weldon was on a tour of duty as a Navy Seabee in 1945 when recapturing the small island of Iwo Jima, located 660 miles from Tokyo, became a top priority for the American military.
de Weldon saw the picture, he was so inspired that he spent three days and three nights creating a three-foot sculpture of it using floor and ceiling wax.
de Weldon's commanding officer sent him back to Washington, where he was transferred to the Marines and tapped to create the memorial.
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 Felix de Weldon -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Felix de Weldon was a (An artist who creates sculptures) sculptor based in the (North American republic containing 50 states - 48 conterminous states in North America plus Alaska in northwest North America and the Hawaiian Islands in the Pacific Ocean; achieved independence in 1776) United States.
De Weldon became an American citizen, and served in the (An organization of military naval forces) navy during the (A war between the Allies (Australia, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Czechoslovakia, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Ethiopia, France, Greece, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, India, Iran, Iraq, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherl) World War II.
The result is the 100-tonne bronze statue which is on display in (Click link for more info and facts about Washington DC) Washington DC.
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 VOA Special English - THIS IS AMERICA - Iwo Jima Statue
In Washington, D.C., Felix de Weldon saw the photograph in the newspapers.
Felix de Weldon soon made a life-size copy of the statue.
Felix de Weldon wanted to make sure he had them correct.
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 Local monument honors de Weldon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Dedication: Felix de Weldon addresses gathering of Navy and civilian dignitaries during a 1973 dedication of a monument in front of the NAS Chapel honoring him and commemorating the origin of the Iwo Jima Memorial.
The ceremony was attended by de Weldon and several Marine Corps and Navy dignitaries.
de Weldon was a sailor at Patuxent River when the now-famous flag raising photograph was wired to newspapers across the country.
www.dcmilitary.com /navy/tester/6_35/local_news/9972-1.html   (477 words)

 Worldandnation: Obituaries of note
FELIX DE WELDON, 96, an Austrian-born sculptor best known for his statue of Marines raising the U.S. flag on Iwo Jima, died Tuesday, family members said.
AGUSTIN DE MELLO, whose desire to see his son as the youngest U.S. university graduate ignited a national debate in the 1980s over parents pushing children toward academic achievement, died May 30 in Santa Clara, Calif. He had bladder cancer.
A karate master and former weightlifting champion, he was best known as the father who vigorously mentored his son, Adragon De Mello, to become the youngest U.S. university graduate at the time.
www.sptimes.com /2003/06/08/news_pf/Worldandnation/Obituaries_of_note.shtml   (567 words)

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