Sydney Lanier’s Sculpture by Hans Schuler in Baltimore

April 11, 2011

Sidney Lanier, Poet

Sidney Lanier, Poet and Musician

Cindy Kelly, author of Outdoor Sculpture in Baltimore, A Historical Guide to Public Art in the Monumental City, led us on a tour of monuments located near Johns Hopkins University campus.  This monument of Sidney Lanier was completed in 1941 by sculptor, Hans Schuler of Baltimore.  Lanier was a musician and poet, originally from Georgia.  He is known for his Centennial Poem and Cantata which he wrote for the 100th Anniversary of the U.S.  The relief, on the Johns Hopkins University’s Homewood campus, honors the Georgia born poet and musician.  The statue by sculptor Hans Schuler was completed in 1941.  Lanier sits on a boulder with pad and pencil, the background showing a rising sun and the muses of poetry and music.


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