STL History Live | Walker Hancock: From Soldiers Memorial Sculptor to Monuments Man

STL History Live brings you fascinating stories about St. Louis. These programs include a 20- to 30-minute presentation followed by a brief Q&A. This event originally premiered on April 14, 2021.

Walker Hancock’s sculptures can be seen at West Point, the United States Capitol, the United States Supreme Court, and St. Louis’s Soldiers Memorial Military Museum. Besides being a notable sculptor, Hancock was also one of the Monuments Men—Allies who recovered art stolen by the Nazis during World War II. Melissa Wolfe, the Saint Louis Art Museum’s curator of American art, will discuss Hancock’s legacy and feature his plaster cast working model of Pegasus and Warrior (Courage) from SLAM’s collection. There will also be an opportunity for a Q&A.

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