OOS Sculpture

Native Son

2012 / Eric Oberg / Georgetown

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A statue of Ulysses S. Grant in a uniform of the Union army, based on the one in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda. According to an article in The Ledger Independent, the statue is of "...Grant as he looked during the Civil War, a younger and thinner man. The face on the Rotunda statue, Lodwick said, is that of Grant during his presidency, when he was older and heavier."

The sculpture stands on a black granite base featuring images from Grant's time as Commander of the Union Army (left panel) and as 18th President of the United States (right panel). The back panel reads: "Let Us Have Peace" - Ulysses S. Grant, 1868. The front panel reads: Ulysses S. Grant Native son "...this place remained my home..."

The Ledger Independent article lists the sculptor's name as Eric Oderg, instead of Eric Oberg. The article also mentions an anonymous sculptor who began the statue before Oberg took over.

Location: Across from Brown County Clerk of Courts, E Grant Ave and Main Street

County

: Brown

Citation

: Eric Oberg, “Native Son,” Ohio Outdoor Sculpture , accessed February 17, 2020, http://oos.sculpturecenter.org/items/show/1653.

Dublin Core

Title

Native Son

Description

A statue of Ulysses S. Grant in a uniform of the Union army, based on the one in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda. According to an article in The Ledger Independent, the statue is of "...Grant as he looked during the Civil War, a younger and thinner man. The face on the Rotunda statue, Lodwick said, is that of Grant during his presidency, when he was older and heavier."

The sculpture stands on a black granite base featuring images from Grant's time as Commander of the Union Army (left panel) and as 18th President of the United States (right panel). The back panel reads: "Let Us Have Peace" - Ulysses S. Grant, 1868. The front panel reads: Ulysses S. Grant Native son "...this place remained my home..."

The Ledger Independent article lists the sculptor's name as Eric Oderg, instead of Eric Oberg. The article also mentions an anonymous sculptor who began the statue before Oberg took over.

Creator

Date

2012

Sculpture Item Type Metadata

Location City

Location County

Location Site

Across from Brown County Clerk of Courts

Location Street

E Grant Ave and Main Street

Installation Date

2012