Councilman Cedillo leads effort to restore statue to preserve rich historic cultural heritage of the City’s public art collection at Lincoln Park.
WHAT: Public unveiling of restored Florence Nightingale Statue
WHO: Councilmember Gil Cedillo
Commission President Sylvia Patsaouras, Department of Recreation & Parks
General Manager Danielle Brazell, Department of Cultural Affairs
WHEN: Thursday, January 08, 2015
11:00 a.m.: Presentation
11:15 a.m.: Statue unveiling
WHERE: Lincoln Park
3501 Valley Boulevard
Lincoln Heights, CA 90012
WHY: The Florence Nightingale sculpture, created by David Edstrom, is a 9’ h x 3’ l x 4’ w figurative sculpture that commemorates the life of Florence Nightingale and her contributions to the nursing profession. The sculpture is made from cast stone and depicts Florence in a nurse uniform with hat and long flowing dress. The sculpture was commissioned during the 1930’s New Deal Era for the Works Progress Administration (WPA), and funded by the Hospital Council of Southern California. The artwork was gifted to the City of Los Angeles, and with approval from the Los Angeles Municipal Art Commission in 1937, officially became accepted into the City’s Art Collection.
Restoration Project: Rosa Lowinger & Associates was selected to conserve and restore the Florence Nightingale sculpture by recreating both hands and the lamp as well as removing graffiti on the statue.
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