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David Adickes

(1927)

Alias: David Adickes

Painter

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Biography

David Pryor Adickes (born 1927, Huntsville, Texas) is a modernist sculptor.[1] His most famous work is the 67-foot tall A Tribute to Courage statue of Sam Houston in Huntsville, Texas.

In 1983, Adickes created Virtuoso, a 36-foot steel and concrete statue of a string trio. It is displayed in Houston.[4] In 1986, he created Cornet as a stage prop for the New Orleans World Fair.[5] In 1994, he created A Tribute to Courage in memory of Houston's namesake, Sam Houston. In 2004, he created 43 large busts of American presidents at Presidents Park, Virginia.[6] In 2012, he turned his old high school in Huntsville into the Adickes Art Foundation Museum.[7]

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