State Capitol Sculptures
Alben Barkely Statue at the Capitol Building
Walker Kirtland Hancock (June 28, 1901, St. Louis, Missouri – December 30, 1998, Gloucester, Massachusetts) was a 20th-century American sculptor and teacher. Hancock had a distinguished career, receiving the National Medal of Arts in 1989 and the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1990.
He created notable monumental sculptures, including the cast bronze statue of Alben Barkely in the Kentucky State Capitol rotunda. Alben William Barkley (November 24, 1877 – April 30, 1956) served in both houses of Congress before being elected the 35th vice president of the United States. He served with President Harry Truman from 1949-1953.
|Title||Alben Barkley Statue|
|Artist||Walter Kirtland Hancock|
|Address||700 Capitol Avenue|
|Medium||bronze on Swiss marble base|
|Site Management||Kentucky Division of Historic Properties|
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