THEIR SCULPTED PRESENCE
& LASTING INFLUENCE
IN MEMORY OF LION GARDINER, 1599-1663. Tomb, built in 1886,
was designed by James Renwick, Jr.,
noted architect of St. Patrick’s Cathedral. South End Burying Ground, East Hampton.
James Lane, East Hampton
Meigs Monument, Old Burial Ground, Sag Harbor
John Howard Payne, June 9, 1791, NYC | April 10, 1852, Tunis, Tunisia.
John Howard Payne’s song, Home, Sweet Home! was first sung in Covent Garden, London, in 1823, as part of his operetta (w/composer Sir Henry Rowley Bishop), “Clari, the Maid of Milan.” Since John Howard Payne had visited East Hampton as a child, and also because he had numerous relatives in East Hampton, many have attributed the inspiration for the song to the eighteenth century salt-box situated on the village green in the village of East Hampton.
No more from that cottage again will I roam,
Be it ever so humble, there’s no place like home.
Bronze Sculpture: John Howard Payne by Henry Baerer. Given by the Faust Club to the City of Brooklyn, New York, and erected in Prospect Park, September, 1873. Loaned to the Village of East Hampton by the City of New York Parks & Recreation, November, 2001.
Archival Postcard, Courtesy of the East Hampton Historical Society
Thomas Moran, February 12, 1837, Bolton, England | August 25, 1926, Santa Barbara, California
Moran Studio, 229 East Main Street, East Hampton
Document in a bottle (broken) found in a pillar post support by Lee Arnold during
the restoration of the Moran Studio, September 9 , 2013.
Inscription, Broken Mast Monument, Oakland Cemetery
— Broken Mast Monument sculpted by Robert Eberhard Launitz in 1856
(called the “father of monumental art in America”).
1861 – 1865 | LIBERTY AND UNION, Monument
Soldiers Monument, Main Street, Sag Harbor.
Plaque, Dedicated to Gen. Shafter’s Fifth Army Corps, at Third House, Montauk
Samuel Longstreth Parrish, February 28, 1849, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania | April 22, 1932, Manhattan
1897: Parrish commissioned Grosvenor Atterbury to design an art museum for the village and filled it
with his collection of classical European reproductions of plaster sculptures.
He surrounded it with a park-like arboretum.
Today, the Southampton Arts Center.
Parrish Art Museum, 1898.
Parrish Art Museum, 2012. Herzog & de Meuron, architects.
Parrish purchased the Rogers Mansion from the Nugent family in 1899. He enlarged the mansion’s
South Parlor and created a music room, a billiard room, a butler’s pantry, and a servant’s wing.
1923 —Parrish Memorial Hall, a tribute to Southampton men who perished in World War I.
Nikola Tesla, Smiljan, Croatia, July 19, 1856 | January 7, 1943, New York Hotel, NYC
T = Wb / m²
Nikola Tesla statue @ Wardenclyffe, Shoreham.
Nikola Tesla statue at Wardenclyffe, Shoreham, site of Tesla’s Laboratory 1901 – 1905.
Sculptor: Prof. Nikola Koka Jankovic, Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts.
Architect Stanford White’s design for Nikola Tesla’s laboratory.
World War statue, Greenport
— ‘Anthem for Doomed Youth’ / poem by Wilfred Owen, 1917.
I am the enemy you killed, my friend.
— ‘Strange Meeting’ / poem by Wilfred Owen, 1918.
Wilfred Owen, British officer and poet, was killed at age 25, on November 4, 1918,
at the Battle of the Sambre.
The World War Memorial, built of Indiana limestone, at Agawam Park, dedicated August 19,1923.
William Edgar Moran, Architect. The World War, July 28, 1914 – November 11, 1918.
Albert Einstein, March 14, 1879, Ulm, Germany | April 18, 1955, Princeton, New Jersey
E = mc²
Albert Einstein, Einstein Square, Southold. Sculpture by Marco Di Luca
This bust commemorates Einstein Square and the unique friendship of Albert Einstein and David Rothman. It was in this store at this house where they met in July 1939. The two became friends and spent time together discussing topics of the day and playing chamber music. It was on August 2nd 1939 that the famous letter was sent by Albert Einstein to Franklin D. Roosevelt and mailed from Southold. It is believed that this letter led to the development of the Atomic Bomb. Albert Einstein later wrote letters to David Rothman professing that his summer in Southold 1939 was “the happiest summer ever.”
— Sculpture created by Marco Di Luca at the North American Sculpture Center.
In Remembrance Of Those
Lost At Sea
While Fishing These Waters
Artist: Malcolm Frazier, 1996.
Edited & Arranged by Jeff Heatley.
Photos, except archival, © Jeff Heatley.