An Almost Unknown Swedish Treasure in Washington DC’s Vicinity

Fountain of FaithThe Fountain of Faith by Swedish sculptor Carl Milles at the National Memorial Park in Falls Church, VA

ONE OF THE sculptor Carl Milles’s greatest works lies in the National Memorial Park in Falls Church, VA (7482 Lee Highway, telephone: 703-560-7400).

DO NOT MISS an excursion to the Fountain of Faith, which is a collection of sculptures in a fountain showing many different groups of people being reunited in heaven. Carl Milles was commissioned to do this work in 1952, toward the end of his life. He himself considered it as one of his greatest accomplishments. A great admirer of Milles, Robert F. Marlowe, commissioned the work and Milles himself contributed a copy of his famous statue the Sun Singer to be adjacent to the fountain. Unfortunately, this statue lies so far away from the fountain that you won’t notice it unless you climb up to Korean Gate above the fountain and look beyond it. Do not miss a walk down to this statue which is a copy of the one which stands in front of the Parliament building in Stockholm. Text: Ingrid Beach

The Sun Singer by Carl MillesThe Sun Singer, sculptor by Carl Milles

 

Fountain of Faith
Fountain of Faith
Fountain of Faith

Fountain of Faith

Fountain of Faith

Fountain of Faith

Fountain of Faith

Fountain of Faith

Fountain of Faith

Fountain of Faith

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