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Frederick Law Olmsted, Father of American Landscape Architecture, Gets His Own Statue in North Carolina

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The man who designed Central Park has finally been sculpted

As the father of American landscape architecture, Frederick Law Olmsted created countless places for busts and statues to sit. (Here is a list of sculptures in Central Park, which Olmsted co-designed with his partner Calvert Vaux.) Now, Olmsted has finally gotten a statue of his own—an eight-foot-tall likeness created by Philadelphia-based sculptor Zenos Frudakis, which will be placed in the North Carolina Arboretum (established in 1986, inspired by Olmstead's vision for the country's largest research arboretum) in Asheville and is set to be unveiled next week, on Earth Day.

The First Larger-Than-Life-Sized Bronze Of Frederick Law Olmsted Created For North Carolina Arboretum [Zenos Frudakis]