Bronze Golfing Sculpture by George Julian Zolnay
George Julian Zolnay (b. July 4, 1863 - d. May 1, 1949), was known as the "Sculptor of the Confederacy," after he sculpted a statue of Sam Davis, a Confederate spy who was executed, as well as a statue of Jefferson Davis which adorns Davis' grave site. Born in Bucharest, George came to the U.S. in 1892 to work at the Columbian Exposition and fell in love with the United States choosing New York City for his new home and eventually becoming a U.S. citizen. He received renown for his work for the Chicago World's Fair, designed the pediment on an academic building at the University of Virginia and created a bust of Edgar Allan Poe. In 1913 he moved his studios to Washington D.C. where he continued to sculpt and also give lectures on Romania as well as illustrating 2 volumes "The Romanians and Their Lands".
He created this golfing sculpture in 1923 and had it cast at the pre-eminent bronze foundry in the United States during the age of Beaux-Arts style sculpture, Roman Bronze Works of New York City. We believe this sculpture to be a singular work.18" h x 11" w x 10" d