Felix de Weldon

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Birthday
12, 1907
Birthplace
Austria
Death Date
Jun 3, 2003 (96)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
12, 1907
Birthplace
Austria
Death Date
Jun 3, 2003 (96)

About

Austrian-born American sculptor most famous for the Marine Corps War Memorial of five U.S. Marines and one sailor raising the flag of the United States.

Before Fame

He studied at Marchetti College and at the University of Vienna's Academy of Creative Arts and School of Architecture.

Trivia

He created approximately 1,200 sculptures.

Family Life

He married Joyce Swetland de Weldon and they had two sons.

Associated With

He created a statue depicting soldiers at Iwo Jima, the same place Jack Chevigny died.