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United States of America
New Haven
Connecticut

State Street 1  
(Knights of Columbus Museum)

Columbus the Evangelizer

Stanley Bleifeld
Fonderia d`Arte del Chiaro
2000

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Description

A 2,70 m tall bronze statue of Christopher Columbus, depicted as The Evangelist, called "Columbus, the Evangelizer." Blessed by supreme chaplain Bishop Thomas V. Daily on 24 September 2000. The Museum opened for the public Spring 2001

Signature

S. Bleifeld 2000
(on a small bronze plate): FONDERIA D'ARTE / DEL CHIARO / PIETRASANTA / LUCCA - ITALY

Annotation

In the courtyard op the Knights of Columbus Museum, situated overlooking a large fountain with cascading water steps.
In the Knights of Columbus Building is a bust of Columbus.

Stanley Bleifeld, the noted Connecticut sculptor, was commissioned by the Knights Columbus to sculpt a statue of Christopher Columbus for the new Knights of Columbus Museum that opened in the year 2001 in New Haven, Connecticut. In creating the statue, Bleifeld spent nearly a year studying Columbus and his legacy. He also looked at other statues and depictions of Columbus. In his final edition he chose to portray the faith brought by Columbus in bringing the news of salvation to all of mankind. The result is a nine-foot statue of Christopher Columbus holding aloft the cross of evangelization.

New Haven - Columbus the Evangelizer

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Location (N 41°18'8" - W 72°55'26")

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Item Code: usct05; Photograph: 25 October 2001
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