CSCC: Art on Campus: Elijah Pierce

This guide provides information about public works of art on Columbus State's campus.

Basic Information About the Elijah Pierce Sculpture

Artist: Steven Weitzman

Medium: Bronze

Title: Elijah Pierce

Subjects: Pierce, ElijahSculpture, American -- Ohio; Percent for Art Program (Ohio); Art in universities and colleges; Public art -- Ohio; Outdoor sculpture -- Ohio; Large-scale sculptureBronze sculpture, American 

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Date: 2000

Location of the Elijah Pierce Sculpture

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Slideshow of Elijah Pierce Statue by Steven Weitzman

Elijah Pierce

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Description of the Elijah Pierce Sculpture Project

The Elijah Pierce statue was erected in 2000. It sits on the Northeast corner of Long and Washington Streets. It is made of bronze and stands near the barber shop where Pierce used to work.

The statue is 10 feet tall and sits on two 8" risers. It was sculpted by Steven Weitzman, of Weitzman Studios in Brentwood, Maryland, who worked tirelessly to replicate the essence of Pierce. 

Artist Bio - Steven Weitzman

artist Steven Weitzman

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Steven Weitzman began his career in 1971 working as freelance illustrator and painter in Boulder, CO. His work quickly expanded to include fine arts and large-scale art installations and he received many awards for his graphic designs.

He has had works displayed at the United Nations' grounds in New York City and the National Zoo in Washington D.C. Since that time he has created dozens of projects including outdoor urban environments and commemorative and figurative sculptures.

See Weitzman Studios Inc. for more information about the sculptor.

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