ARTHUR FIEDLER MEMORIAL

Program
Memorial | Arts and Culture
Media
sand-blasted aluminum plate on granite base
Year
1984
Location
the Charles River Esplanade, Boston, MA

Gallery

Arthur Fiedler Memorial

This portrait addresses the mystery of personality and public perception.

Arthur Fiedler, the longtime conductor of the Boston Pops Orchestra, was a man whose media image and private persona were at odds.

The sculpture’s esthetic approach engages distance and “knowing” in a dynamic way.

A layered image, it reads most coherently from afar, becoming more abstracted as the viewer draws near, providing a visual parallel for the character of the man.

The Arthur Fiedler Memorial was fabricated by Lippincott, North Haven, CT.