Felix de Weldon
Felix de Weldon's Pietá bridges this masterpiece from the past to present and gives us both pride in our inheritance and shows us what the best human minds have created. He deemed Michelangelo's Pietá as the definition of realism and idealism.
Felix de Weldon, the most prolific monumental sculptor in history, has recreated here the most famous work of the Renaissance, the Pietá.
Felix de Weldon's Pieta is one of the most important works which graces St. Matthew's Cathedral in Washington, DC. The Carrara marbleMr. de Weldon used was taken from the same quarry Michelangelo used for the Pieta in St. Peter's Basilica. Felix de Weldon gave his recreation of Michelangelo's Pieta to St. Matthew's Cathedral in 1972 in memory of his parents.
The funeral mass for President John F. Kennedy was held at St. Matthew's Cathedral in November 25, 1963.