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===Armenian Public Art in California===
 
===Armenian Public Art in California===

Revision as of 03:23, 14 September 2005

The second largest Armenian community outside of Armenia is in California. Moscow has the largest diaspora community, and Southern California the second largest.

Some of the major Armenian populations are in:

Armenian Public Art in California

California is one of the few places outside of Armenia to offer public art that does not relate to the subject of Genocide. These include the statues of William Saroyan (1950) and David of Sassoun (1950) in Fresno by the artist Varaz Samuelian.

Other examples from California include the work of Armenian artist Henry Lion (1900-1966) who created public art for the city of Los Angeles. His work includes the bronze doors to the Los Angeles City Hall's Spring Street entrance; the Pioneer Fountain in Carthay Circle; the Power of Water fountain in Lafayette Park; the eagle medallion on the Federal Courthouse; the Cabrillo statue in San Pedro; and the bronze statue of Felipe de Neve (1932).

Another example from California include the artist, May Sun (Escudero-Fribourg Architect Team), who designed the Hollywood/Western Station of the Metro Rail (1999) that feature Armenian symbols on the floors of the station (alongside Mayan and Chinese pictograms).