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Fontainebleau-Robinson Sculpture Park

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1934–1938, Hylah Edwards Robinson. VA 30 (1 mile east of U.S. 360), Central Garage vicinity. Open to the public

The park contains an amazing collection of sculpture by a self-taught artist who, to occupy her time after her children left home, began modeling a series of figures in cement. The subjects ranged from Adam and Eve to a reclining Greta Garbo. “Found” pieces of iron and other materials served as armatures for the figures. An automobile tire became the mold for the edges of birdbaths. Robinson also sculpted a self-portrait and those of several of her children and sculptures representing Pocahontas, Shirley Temple, and a variety of animals.

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Author: 
Richard Guy Wilson et al.
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Richard Guy Wilson et al., "Fontainebleau-Robinson Sculpture Park", [King William, Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/VA-01-PE48.

Print Source

Buildings of Virginia: Tidewater and Piedmont, Richard Guy Wilson and contributors. New York: Oxford University Press, 2002, 349-349.

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