3/23/2012

Jose Marti in Central Park

When next you visit Central Park in New York, be sure to check out the bronze equestrian statue of Cuban poet, Jose Marti. It was created by sculptor Anna Vaughn Hyatt-Huntington and was donated by the Cuban Government to the people of New York in the height of the Cold War. It was not unveiled, however, until 1965.


Statue of Jose Marti in Central Park, New York


The statue depicts a wounded Marti during the 1895 battle at Dos Rios, during Cuba's fight for independence from Spain. It is one of three monuments of prominent Latin Americans in Central Park. The other two statues are of Venezuelan, Simon Bolivar, and Argentinian Jose de San Martin.

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