Sculptures from Miami


Sculptures not very famous

I have sought, in several countries, artistic beauties, little known; I found for you, :

(26) Sculptures from Miami

(Florida– USA)


The statue of Julia Sturtevant Tuttle, located at the southern end of Bayfront Park, was designed by sculptor Rob Firmin. The 10-foot tall bronze likeness was unveiled on July 28, 2010.

Julia DeForest (née Sturtevant) Tuttle, (1849 – 1898) was an entrepreneur, citrus farmer and businesswoman who was largely responsible for, and the original owner of, the land upon which Miami, Florida, was built. For this reason, she is called the “Mother of Miami.”


Male Torso, located in Bayfront Park, was sculpted in 1992 by Fernando Botero


Statue of Simón Bolívar was dedicated in Bayfront Park on December 17, 1984. A gift from the government of Venezuela in 1979, it was stored in a Miami warehouse for several years before being dedicated. After the redevelopment of the park, the 8-foot 2-inch bronze figure was renovated and rededicated in 1991 in the northern end of the park alongside the Torch of Friendship.

Simón José Antonio de la Santísima Trinidad Bolívar y Ponte Palacios y Blanco (1783 – 1830) was a leader of several independence movements throughout South America


The bronze statue of George Merrick was unveiled outside Coral Gable City Hall (south of the city of Miami) on May 23, 2006. The 14-foot bronze likeness of the city planner of Coral Gables was commissioned by the Coral Gables Garden Club.


This portrait bust of José G. Artigas was originally located in Bayfront Park and since relocated in 1986 across the street to a median in Biscayne Boulevard, just north of NE 4th Street. The iron sculptural bust sits atop a coral stone base.

 José Gervasio Artigas (1764 -1850) is a national hero of Uruguay. Sometimes called “the father of Uruguayan nationhood,” he was a patriot leader in the wars of independence against Spain.


Infinity, designed by sculptor Luis Montoya in 1988, is located outside the Goodman Company at 777 South Flagler Drive.



Statue of Christopher Columbus, located in the east side of Bayfront Park, was commissioned of sculptor Vittorio Count di Colbertaldo by the City of Miami in 1952. It was originally dedicated on October 12, 1953 oppsoite the point where NE 1st Street intersects with Biscayne Boulevard before goinginto storage circa 1995. In 1992, it was relocated to its current location.



Portrait bust of Juan Pablo Duarte, designed by sculptor Rotelinni, was originally dedicated on July 10, 1976 in Bayfront Park but relocated across the street to a median in Biscayne Boulevard and NE 3rd Street. The painted cast bronze bust sits atop a coral stone base.

Juan Pablo Duarte y Díez (1813-1876) is considered the father of Dominican Independence.

Author of all photos: Wally Gobetz  (Thanks Wally).Source:

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