SPQR Fine Art is proud to offer the only three lithographs
Felix de Weldon, the creator of the Iwo Jima War Memorial, ever produced.
These works bear important historical significance and are both powerful and rare.
These signed lithographs are authentic treasures
that can be handed down from generation to generation.
The Iwo Jima War Memorial created by Felix de Weldon is the most recognizable, most visited monument of the 20th Century and the largest bronze sculpture in the world to date.
Mr. de Weldon worked on this monument from 1945 to November 10, 1954. The raising of the flag on Iwo Jima was the first time an American flag was raised on Japanese soil. One third of the Marines lost in World War II were lost on the island of Iwo Jima.
Joe Rosenthal´s Pulitzer Prize winning photograph was taken on the fifth day of the battle. The battle lasted thirty six days. Three of the six Marines who raised the flag were killed on Iwo Jima.
The Iwo Jima Memorial is an emotional and intense work of art. Felix de Weldon viewed this memorial as a symbol of unity, action and determination with the will to make the ultimate sacrifice and the dedication to maintain peace, freedom and hold our flag high.
"The Discus Thrower" is certainly the most famous piece in antiquity. Five hundred years B.C. the Greeks were at their peak. Myron revolutionized sculpture depicting the beauty of form and line, as well as flow, energy and movement. The image projects one motion stopping and another one about to begin. De Weldon said the "The Discus Thrower speaks of the human spirit and the joy of competition, summing up the actions of humans as athletes and achievers." Imagine owning the most famous work in antiquity signed by the most prolific monumental sculptor in history.
"The Lovers" commemorates the Celebration of Sensual and Spiritual Beauty. Felix de Weldon used his talents to capture the personality and mood of true love. The Lovers masterfully brings together incredible human feeling asserting that all of us are worthy of love and respect and that each individual is unique and valuable. The Lovers is one of the most romantic works of art by any artist in any medium.