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Charles Albert Lopez: The Sprinter Sculpture

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Molded directly from the original, our sculpture reproduces a work by Charles Albert Lopez (American, b. Mexico, 18691906) now in the Museum's collection. The original sculpture by Lopez depicts a sprinter in a crouched position, his muscles tensed and face set in concentration, as he anticipates the start of a race. At the time the original sculpture was made, the crouching start had recently been introduced into track events. Lopezs The Sprinter was exhibited at the St. Louis fair, and a cast of the work was selected by the United States Navy to be used on a track trophy.

Bonded bronze, hand-patinated. 16 1/2''H x 22 1/2''W x 10''D.

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  • Hand patinated
  • 16 1/2''H x 22 1/2''W x 10''D
  • Gift wrap not available
  • Bonded Bronze

Art History

Born in Matamoros, Mexico, into a Cuban family, Charles Albert Lopez (American, b. Mexico, 18691906) studied fine art in New York and Paris, then the center of the art world. He subsequently opened his own studio in New York, where he worked in particular on public commissions. Among other projects, Lopez contributed figures to decorate the buildings or grounds of the 1893 Worlds Columbian Exposition in Chicago, the 1901 Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, and the 1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition in St. Louis. The sculptor died quite young, at age thirty-six, while working on a monument to President William McKinley for Philadelphias city hall.

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Description

Molded directly from the original, our sculpture reproduces a work by Charles Albert Lopez (American, b. Mexico, 18691906) now in the Museum's collection. The original sculpture by Lopez depicts a sprinter in a crouched position, his muscles tensed and face set in concentration, as he anticipates the start of a race. At the time the original sculpture was made, the crouching start had recently been introduced into track events. Lopezs The Sprinter was exhibited at the St. Louis fair, and a cast of the work was selected by the United States Navy to be used on a track trophy.

Bonded bronze, hand-patinated. 16 1/2''H x 22 1/2''W x 10''D.

Sorry, gift wrap is not available for this item.





  • Hand patinated
  • 16 1/2''H x 22 1/2''W x 10''D
  • Gift wrap not available
  • Bonded Bronze




Art History

Born in Matamoros, Mexico, into a Cuban family, Charles Albert Lopez (American, b. Mexico, 18691906) studied fine art in New York and Paris, then the center of the art world. He subsequently opened his own studio in New York, where he worked in particular on public commissions. Among other projects, Lopez contributed figures to decorate the buildings or grounds of the 1893 Worlds Columbian Exposition in Chicago, the 1901 Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, and the 1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition in St. Louis. The sculptor died quite young, at age thirty-six, while working on a monument to President William McKinley for Philadelphias city hall.


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